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Bermuda Regiment soldiers took to the field to learn how to conduct safe firing exercises on the move.

The course was run by British Army experts Major Andy Atkinson and Sergeant Martin Black of the Small Arms School Corps (SASC).

The course was the second phase of training run by the pair, who last week successfully passed ten soldiers – ranging from a Captain to a Corporal – in a live firing course at the Warwick Camp range.

The second phase involved using a variety of weapons from the Regiment's armoury, from pistols to rifles and general purpose machine guns, using blank ammunition in exercises in the field.

All the soldiers involved got a British Army qualification which will allow them to train other soldiers – with an emphasis on safety.

Sgt Black, formerly of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, said: “They're doing well. They've been very responsive to the training and I'm happy with the way they've been conducting themselves and how they take the information in.”

Photographs by Nicola Muirhead

Cover fire: Sergeant Peter-Paul Taylor runs through one of the exercises down at Chaplin Bay Park
Training methods: Bermuda Regiment were put through their paces during a drill at Chaplin Bay Park
Gas, gas, gas: Sergeant Peter-Paul Taylor puts on a gas mask for one of the exercises with the help of Lance Corporal Durham
Bermuda Regiment is getting trained on how to intergrate UK methods into their trainning curriculum. The course will help with qualifications to run specific shooting ranges on the island and to learn battle excercises they can take charge of on their own. (Photo by Nicola Muirhead)
Bermuda Regiment is getting trained on how to intergrate UK methods into their trainning curriculum. The course will help with qualifications to run specific shooting ranges on the island and to learn battle excercises they can take charge of on their own. (Photo by Nicola Muirhead)
Safety first: Sergeant Peter-Paul Taylor discusses proper procedure with Lance Coporal Durham
Bermuda Regiment is getting trained on how to intergrate UK methods into their trainning curriculum. The course will help with qualifications to run specific shooting ranges on the island and to learn battle excercises they can take charge of on their own. Chaplin Bay Park. (Photo by Nicola Muirhead)
Bermuda Regiment is getting trained on how to intergrate UK methods into their trainning curriculum. The course will help with qualifications to run specific shooting ranges on the island and to learn battle excercises they can take charge of on their own. Here Sergeant Peter-Paul Taylor runs through one of the excercises down at Chaplin Bay Park. (Photo by Nicola Muirhead)

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Published December 01, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 01, 2014 at 12:39 am)

Regiment gets weapons training

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