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Minister appeals for volunteers to join Royal Bermuda Regiment

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers in formation at the Convening of the Legislature in St George's in November 2020 (Photograph supplied)

The Royal Bermuda Regiment is gearing up for its February recruit camp and looking for those willing to serve.

Renee Ming, the Minister of National Security, said the RBR is accepting applications for the camp, scheduled to run from February 14 to 27.

Ms Ming said: “Serving among the ranks of the RBR can be a fulfilling, rewarding and enriching experience, and I encourage anyone interested in serving Bermuda to please submit their application so that they can join the dedicated team at the RBR."

She said the RBR has done much for the island, particularly in the last year.

Ms Ming said: “All of Bermuda should be extremely proud of the service provided by the men and women of the Regiment. Without question, last year was a testing one for our country.

“Whether it was during hurricane season or during the pandemic, we have been heartened to know that we could count on the RBR to safeguard the people of Bermuda."

She said RBR soldiers had manned community advisory points across the island to enforce Covid-19 guidelines, visited public spaces to make sure physical distancing rules were followed and helped to manage testing sites across the island.

Lieutenant-Colonel Ben Beasley, the RBR Commanding Officer, said service is a part-time commitment over three years.

He added: "For their first year in uniform, RBR soldiers will be paid up to $5,000 which increases with additional service.

“We believe that service in the RBR provides an excellent opportunity to increase personal income while proudly serving your community and your country.

"During their service, RBR soldiers will have the opportunity to travel overseas and undergo military, trade and leadership training.“

Residents over the age of 18 are invited to apply by calling 238-1045 or fill out an online form at rbr.bm.

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Published January 14, 2021 at 7:41 am (Updated January 13, 2021 at 7:42 pm)

Minister appeals for volunteers to join Royal Bermuda Regiment

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