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Regiment soldiers out in support of AC

Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers were out in force at the America's Cup this weekend, assisting on the land and on the water.

In addition to performing security checks at the Event Village, soldiers patrolled the nearby waters with the Bermuda Police Service and provided divers for subsea security work and rescue swimmers.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley said: “The operational side is going very well. The screening is designed to move large crowds through and we're achieving our aims.

“And, with attachments to the Marine Police out on the water, there are a lot of soldiers working behind the scenes, not just in visible roles. All members of the team, from commanders down to the private solider are making it happen.

“I've had some very good feedback from members of the public and key Bermudians. We just have to maintain this for the next six weeks, but our commitment is there.”

Among the soldiers are Private Jordon Lamb, who said: “Everybody has been co-operative. Being a uniformed service makes it look good as well. A lot of people have complimented us on our appearance, especially the tourists.”

Meanwhile Private Trakinna Anderson said: “It's a really big experience — I've never done anything like this before. People have been very appreciative of what we're doing.”

Handler Sergeant Kiel Jolly of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps shows off explosives sniffer dog Katy at the opening day of the America's Cup. (photograph provided)

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Published May 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm (Updated May 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm)

Regiment soldiers out in support of AC

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