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Royal Bermuda Regiment New Vehicles

Today the Royal Bermuda Regiment was gifted four vehicles from US Northern Command. Col Andy MacLean from USNORTHCOM and US Consul General Mary-Ellen Koenig were on hand to present the vehicles and Acting Governor Ginny Ferson and Minister of National Security Sen Jeff Baron were on hand to receive them. The vehicles have been donated to aid the Regiment with Emergency Measures Organization operations. See Video

 

Regiment Troops Train for America’s Cup

A group of 16 Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have completed a tough four-day course in security and search techniques in the run-up to the America’s Cup. Now the squad will use skills learnt from airport and ports security expert John Pears to train other soldiers to keep the Cup a safe and enjoyable experience. Read More...

Regiment Soldiers Ready for AC35 Security Role

Around 75 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment yesterday qualified for search and security duties for the upcoming America’s Cup.  The soldiers spent an entire weekend training in search techniques for people and vehicles, as well as undergoing lessons in how to spot potential dangers and illegal goods. Read More...

Major Emergency Exercise Held In Dockyard

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers at the weekend joined forces with other emergency services for a major disaster exercise in the run-up to the America’s Cup. More than 250 personnel took part in a Dockyard disaster simulation designed to test the island’s responses to a major incident involving dozens of deaths and serious injuries. Participants in the exercise, which saw mass casualties treated at the scene and transferred to hospital, were drawn from the RBR, police, fire service, Customs, St John Ambulance, the Red Cross and the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Read More...

Regiment Hosts Caribbean Forces

Representatives from numerous Caribbean forces have come together this week in Bermuda to discuss information operations. The fourth meeting of the Caribbean Region Information Operations Council brought together representatives from the US, UK, Canada and throughout the Caribbean to share information and tactics to better achieve their goals. Read More....

Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary - RG

Bermuda’s vital contribution to a Canadian victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago was commemorated on Sunday by island historian Dr Edward Harris.  The Bermuda Militia Artillery played a key role in supporting artillery, which cut through German barbed wire, bombarded enemy trenches and allowed Canadian troops to capture the strategic ridge. Read More...

Regiment and Police Team up for Training

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers at the weekend joined forces with police officers to boost their public order capabilities. More than 40 soldiers and police officers spent two days honing skills regularly practised to ensure the two forces can work together well.  Read more. 

Regiment Divers Gain Top Diving Qualifications

A total of six Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have completed a diving course run by a top US police diving school.

Now the six, who all previously had rescue diver certification, are operational support divers, trained in sub-sea bomb detection, evidence recovery and body recovery after completing the course requirements of the US-based National Academy of Police Diving. 

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