RBDF training exercises continue

RBDF training exercises continue
Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers hold a graduation ceremony for a group of marines who completed a Technical Training Course (PHOTO BY WOMAN MARINE MYIESHA GIBSON)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — In a continuation of recent training activities undertaken by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), 13 RBDF marines were recognized after completing a Technical Training Course on Monday, November 23.

The group of one woman and 12 men included Woman Marine Shonique Thompson and marine mechanics Andre Rahming, Deneiro Campbell, Quron Rolle, Jeremiah Farrington, Deonta Coakley, Ryan Lewis, Anwar Lockhart, Stephon Russell, Rudy Stubbs, Jermaine Johnson and Ricardo Knowles. A graduation ceremony was held for them at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

“As a result of the 12-weeks training conducted at the Defence Force Base, the marines have prepared themselves in the various technical specializations to perform routine maintenance, repairs and service RBDF Fleet and buildings,” an RBDF statement read.

“Led by Petty Officer Renaldo Farquharson, course instructor, they were trained in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, hull, radio and air condition and mechanical. The base engineering department, which is an essential area of the force, responds to the great demands of operational deployment.

“During the brief graduation ceremony, Captain Glenn McPhee, acting captain Coral Harbour, brought principal remarks. As he congratulated the participants, he also expressed confidence that because of their training, the operational capabilities of the RBDF Fleet are in great hands, as these marines are now better equipped with the necessary tools to enhance maximum productivity and efficiency while exemplifying love for the discipline they were trained in.”