Traditions

Values

The values and standards that are set out hereunder are those that experience has shown are instrumental in allowing us to fulfill our operational roles. The key is to build and maintain that trust which is so essential to the establishment of absolute confidence between members of a team, at whatever level. These values and standards will enable The Regiment to continue to serve The Country in the future, as we have done in the past.

"The Bermuda Regiment exists to serve our Country and its interests."

Standard of Conduct

As a soldier in The Bermuda Regiment you must:

  • Abide by the civil law, wherever you are serving;
  • Abide by military law, which includes some additional offences such as insubordination and absence without leave, which are needed to maintain discipline;Avoid any activity which undermines your professional ability, or puts others at risk. In particular, the misuse of drugs and abuse of alcohol; and,
  • Avoid any behaviour that damages trust and respect between you and others in your team and unit, such as deceit or social misconduct. In particular, you must not commit any form of harassment, bullying or discrimination, whether on grounds of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or any other behaviour that could undermine good order and military discipline.

Saluting

A hand salute is the basic act of military courtesy that occurs when a soldier or junior rank meets an officer. The exchange of a hand salute has been handed down through the ages and is an integral part of military life. The person receiving the salute (the senior) is equally as responsible for returning it as the junior is for rendering it.

The Regimental Badge

The Regimental Badge is instantly recognizable by all within the Regiment and former members and overseas personel. It is as much a source of identification to others as it is a symbol of pride to you. This insignia is worn in your headdress as a highly polished cap badge, appears on your unit flash and is incorporated into signage and all printed materials.

The Colours

 


Men in all ages have made for themselves signs and emblems of their allegiance to their rulers, clans and brotherhoods. With these emblems at the fore they were duty bound to uphold those laws, principles and traditions of the institutions with which they were affiliated.

The Bermuda Regiment March


The Bermuda Regiment March is a stirring quick march heard when The Colours are marched on and off parade and when troops are marching past. The march was written in 1965 by then Director of Music Major LN Dunn, MBE, ED, ARCM. Lyrics were added by Maj B StV Dill, ED, EM, AVCM as follows: