RBDF spreads holiday cheer to deployed officers

RBDF spreads holiday cheer to deployed officers
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With the aim of boosting morale, the Welfare Section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) sent “recreational supplies” to members of the force who are currently on deployment, the force announced yesterday.

Items like basketballs and board games will be sent to teams stationed on Abaco and Inagua who may be away from their families, according to an RBDF statement on the gift-giving.

“With the holiday season approaching, the Welfare Section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is ensuring that the morale and well-being of personnel attached to the RBDF’s Northern and Southern Command are of the highest standard,” read the statement.

“Consistent with the Commander Defence Force Commodore Raymond King’s command strategic objection of enhancing the morale and welfare of serving members and veterans whilst developing a high-performance workforce, recreational supplies were sent to members of the force who are currently on deployment.”

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Dr Raymond King (center) receives items from the RBDF Welfare section on December 14, 2020, at Defence Headquarters, John F Kennedy Drive. (RBDF PHOTO: ABLE SEAMAN FREDRICK RUSSELL)

Chief Petty Officer John Ingraham and Petty Officer Eunice Rolle, of the RBDF’s Welfare Section, presented the items to King on Monday, December 14, at which time King thanked the section for their kindness.

“As our officers and marines continue to perform their duties in regards to border protection against transnational security threats, I am certain they will appreciate the donations given here today,” King said.

“Being away from their families calls for sacrifice to country, and it is small gestures as this [that] go a long way in ensuring the organization’s continued support to them.”

The RBDF highlighted that the “morale and welfare of members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force remain a priority while the organization continues to protect and guard the territorial integrity of The Bahamas”.