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The Bermuda Regiment is holding an open night at Government House on September 25 for potential volunteers.

Commanding Officer Michael Foster-Brown said the event will allow recruits to learn about what the Regiment offers and what the experience is like.

The hour-long event starts at 6pm and will allow volunteers, their family and employers to hear about careers in the Island's defence force.

“Joining the Bermuda Regiment gives you a chance to serve your community and country,” Lt Col Foster-Brown said. “Putting your country first and serving for the safety and welfare of others is arguably the noblest cause.”

It's hoped that a $300 sign-up bonus and the $140 a day pay cheque — roughly $2,000 for boot camp and $4,700 during the first year of service — will help to entice recruits, he said.

The hope is to attract volunteers aged 18 to 40 although older recruits are welcome.

The Regiment's first ever non-Bermudian Commanding Officer said he brought a fresh perspective.

Asked what would be different for this year's recruits, Lt Col Foster-Brown said: “You can't expect anything dramatically different from what's gone on before but we use recruits' and soldiers' time wisely. So you might expect a little bit less hanging about, and less of the traditional breaking people in. Our aim here is to build people up and make them feel like part of a team, and train them into effective soldiers.”

Those wishing to attend the open night should register by September 18, either via the Regiment's website or by calling 238-3885.

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Published September 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm (Updated September 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm)

Regiment continues search for volunteers

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