He added: “It’s difficult and stressful, but we’re managing. We do a lot of joking and laughing, which keeps our spirits up.”
He said: “We’re doing OK, but my wife’s looking forward to me getting home and I’m really looking forward to seeing her and my son.”
Private Asiyah James, 24, a supervisor at People’s Pharmacy in civilian life, said she had been on duty for more than a week as soldiers are rotated through Warwick Camp to give as many soldiers as possible a chance to get home for a break.
Pte James, from Sandys, admitted: “I wasn’t prepared for something like this – but the troops are appreciative of all the hard work we’re doing.”
But she said: “I’m missing being with family, but it’s good to be here helping.”
Lance Corporal Melanie Gauntlett, 33, from Sandys, a medic, added: “It’s been good – this is my first embodiment. I’ve never been embodied before and I can’t complain, but it’s been difficult being away from my family.
Medics are monitoring the temperatures of troops on return to camp and working to ensure they stay fit and healthy.
The married mother of two said: “It’s been about 30 days since I last saw my kids – but the Easter Bunny still managed to pay a visit.”
She added the main problem she had dealt with was some sunburn among lighter skinned soldiers on duty at checkpoints.
L/Cpl Gauntlett added: “We’ve not had anything serious – but if something serious happens, I’m not doing my job.”
RBR Commanding Officer Major Ben Beasley said: “Our soldiers have performed very well under trying conditions.
“They are trying to be as helpful as they can be to the public, who are sometimes under a lot of stress and pressure and they’ve had great support from the Bermuda Police Service, who have followed up on non-compliant vehicles.”