Defence Force wins floating trophy

Defence Force personnel who participated in the 18th Annual National Public Service Week Fun, Run and Health Screening Walk on Ocober 27, 2018. From left: Leading Seaman Devon Sands, Able Woman Marine Aniska Bonaby, Able Woman Marine Stephanie Darville and Leading Woman Marine Denise Oliver.

Participants from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were successful in winning the Floating Trophy from the 18th Annual National Public Service Week Fun, Run and Health Screening Walk this past weekend.

At a special ceremony on Morning Colors at the Coral Harbour Base, the 11 Defence Force Officers and Marines who participated in this inaugural event were recognized for their achievement. The fun run walk is one of the many activities coordinated to recognize persons who would have retired from the public service within the past year.

Marine Seaman Troy Seymour and Able Seaman Ryan Ferguson placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Male Under-30 category; Leading Seaman Devon Sands won the Male 30-49 category; and Able Woman Marine Aniska Bonaby and Leading Woman Marine Denise Oliver finished 1st and 2nd in the Female 30-49 category. Able Woman Marine Stephanie Darville came 1st in the Female 50 and Over walk category.

The 6-mile race commenced at the Botanical Gardens and culminated near Melia Resort Hotel, Cable Beach. Other groups and organizations from various government and non-government departments throughout the island participated in this event.

Defence Force coordinators for the event, Chief Petty Officer James Darling and Leading Seaman Devon Sands were pleased with the turnout from members of the Force. They look forward to defending the floating trophy next year.