The following is a message from the Commanding Officer congratulating Maj Raths on being conferred the title of Canon:
“At the June 20th General Meeting of the Diocesan Synod, the Bishop of Bermuda, The Rt Rev Nicholas B. B. Dill was pleased to announce that he is conferring the title of Canon on Rev (Maj) W. David Raths, Chaplain of the Bermuda Regiment. This honour is awarded in recognition of distinguished service to the Diocese of Bermuda. A service of Collation and Installation will be held in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity at a later date.
For the past 10 years Canon Raths has served as pastor in the parish of St George's. He is responsible for the cure of three congregations, St Peter's and the daughter chapels of St Peter's West and Chapel of Ease. Canon Raths has served on several Diocesan committees including the Synod Standing Committee, the Evangelism and Education Committee and Search Committees charged with filling vacancies in the Diocese. He has also served as Secretary of the Bermuda Church Society.”
During the Regiment’s Anniversary year the National Museum of Bermuda has kindly granted free access for all military service personnel, veterans and accompanied family members. Proof of Regiment (or other international service) may be required. This generous concession will last until 30 Jun 2016.
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From Inspector Cardwell:
By all accounts Marine Policing over the Cup Match holiday weekend was successful. Whilst the rest of Bermuda were enjoying the public holiday, you had given up yours and I am well aware that you contended with some very long hot days on the water. You were required to demonstrate patience, diplomacy and tact in dealing with some of the incidents that you came across and your skills, particularly - first-aid came to good use. From what I saw first-hand and the feedback I received - you presented an appropriate and professional image to the public. Your visibility and team work provided much reassurance to the boating public and it is clear that visibility prevented and deterred any major anti-social behavior which was looming in the background as a potential threat.
A job well done by all – thank you very much!
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Please see attched Media Release for the Bermuda Tatto 2015.
Witness a spectacular international celebration of the Bermuda Regiment at the Bermuda Tattoo from Thursday, October 22, until Saturday, October 24. The Bermuda Tattoo will present a world-class spectacle of music and military precision in the historic grounds of the Keep Yard at the Royal Naval Dockyard. A fantastic overseas line-up including performers the USA, UK, Canada and the Caribbean will join our very own Bermuda Regiment Band and Corps of Drums, and other local performers, including a specially commissioned choir. The event will be replete with artillery guns, fireworks, and military pageantry, all in celebration of the important role that the Regiment continues to play in Bermuda’s culture and heritage. Performances commence promptly each night at 7.30pm and will be approximately two hours in duration. The Tattoo will play to an estimated total house of 7,500 people. Tickets are priced from $40 to $100, depending on the seat chosen, and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.For more information, visitwww.BermudaTattoo.bm.
Due to inclement weather the Beach Party has been postponed until 18 Jul.