News Release: WARWICK CAMP, Bermuda – The newest recruits to the Royal Bermuda Regiment have spent their first nights under canvas as part of their tough two weeks of basic training.
The rookie soldiers endured rain and chilly temperatures as they practiced their new fieldcraft skills in Exercise First Encounter at Hog Bay Park in Sandys on Monday and Tuesday – and did not let the weather deter them.
Private Donavon Burgess, 21, said: “It’s been better than I thought. I’ve really enjoyed.”
Pte Burgess Pte Burgess, from St George’s, who has an interest in mechanics and is job-hunting, added: “I’ve heard the mechanics programme in the Regiment would help me.
“I’m thinking of joining B Company for disaster relief work or Motor Transport.”
Pte Katy Wright, 41, who works for the Yellow Pages and at a stable in civilian life, said: “I’ve enjoyed the adventure of learning.
“There’s been very long days, which is a bit tiring. Learning about the rifles has been pretty cool and I’m looking forward to the obstacle course and the firing range.”
Pte Naphtali Smith, 18, from Pembroke, said he had taken the outdoors exercise and practicing patrol techniques in his stride.
“It’s my first time as a section commander in Recruit Camp. I’ve got a good bunch of soldiers, so they haven’t
made my job very difficult – the team’s coming together and they’re working as one.”
- RBR Photos Supplied: Top Feature Photo – New RBR soldiers on field exercises at Hog Bay Park in Sandys