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Queen Awards “Royal” Title To Regiment – Bernews.com : Bernews …

Her Majesty The Queen has awarded the title Royal to the Bermuda Regiment with effect from today the 50th Anniversary 1 of its amalgamation and the Regiment will now be known as the Royal Bermuda Regiment. Speaking today at Warwick Camp, Governor George Fergusson said, This is terrific news. This is a real honour and mark of recognition for the Regiment.

These things are not at all automatic: it s a real award, recognising not only the Regiment s contribution to Bermuda since its formation but also its support to countries and Territories in the Caribbean. It is also very specifically a recognition of the contribution and sacrifices made by its predecessor units, the Bermuda Militia Artillery and the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps in two World Wars, and units before that. Members of the Regiment, past and present, have every reason to be proud at this award.

The formal announcement read, Her Majesty The Queen has graciously agreed to the award of the title Royal to the Bermuda Regiment to mark 50 years of dedicated and loyal service to The Crown and its forbears dedicated and loyal service dating back to 1612. By Her Majesty s Command the new title is effective from the Regiment s Golden Jubilee on 1 September 2015. The announcement comes on the Anniversary of the formal amalgamation 2 of the Bermuda Militia Artillery and the Bermuda Rifles on 1 September 1965.

The Regiment will be known as the Royal Bermuda Regiment RBR. It is not expected that costs will be incurred as a result of the change. Changes to insignia, badges etc will be made as new items are required, ordered or manufactured, the Regiment said.

The Regiment s Commanding Officer Lt Col M Foster-Brown, who is currently off island, sent the following comments of support: I am thrilled and delighted at the honour which recognizes the long and distinguished service of the Regiment.

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