Resources & Benefits
Chain of Command...Just Ask!
The chain of command forms the basis of everything from communication to loyalty. Maintenance of the chain is as important to soldiers as it is to commanders. A solider should feel free to discuss any matters with his immediate commander, or request, through the chain of command, to see a more senior commander. Your commanders are here to help, both within and outside of the Regiment.
- Speak to your commander.
The PRI...Supporting Soldiers.
The President of the Regimental Institute or PRI refers to a fund designated to support soldiers. It generates monies from the operation of the Private’s Canteen, provision of supplies to other messes and from the sale of goods from its Warwick Camp shop. Through its shop the PRI is a good source of useful items for soldiers and the PRI fund also gives back to soldiers through support mechanisms and social events.
The Royal British Legion...Help for Life.
The Royal British Legion recently extended its global support to current and former members of the Bermuda Regiment and its predecessor forces. If you serve, or have served, you may be eligible for a wide range of benefits. The Legion’s offering are extensive, including: assisting with immediate financial needs, debt relief, interest-free loans for housing repairs, small business loans, disability grants and assistance with careers. Each case is reviewed on it merits and current soldiers, in the first instance, are encouraged to avail themselves of the existing support services available via the Regiment itself.
Bermuda Regiment Charitable Trust (NO.670)
The Bermuda Regiment Charitable Trust is YOUR Charity. It was established to facilitate the receipt and disbursement of charitable donations received by the Bermuda Regiment with a view to providing equipment and facilities, promoting cultural exchanges and providing scholarships and bursaries for further education. The trustees are former and current senior officers of the Regiment. The Trust has been the logistical and fundraising arm behind the Regiment’s Fitness Centre, Bermuda’s participation in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Bermuda Tattoo and the Presentation of Colours 2010.
The Charitable Trust Board of trustees are as follows:
- Maj (Ret) William C Madeiros, MVO, ED, ACII - Chairman
- Lt Col (Ret) William K White, ED, pmsc - Trustee
- Maj (Ret) Stephen RO Caton, CA, ED - Trustee
- Maj (Ret) George NH Jones, ED, pmsc - Secretary
In 2007, the Regiment established a fitness centre for all ranks on the western side of the square. This was done through the sporting and fundraising efforts of three members of the Regiment, who individually completed the Florida Ironman Triathlon in 2006. While you may not be training for a grueling triathlon, the Fitness Centre has basic cardio and weight training facilities to help promote your fitness. The fitness centre is available to soldiers at a fee of $25 per year. See Basic Fitness.
Free Public Transport
As a soldier in the Regiment you are entitled to FREE transport on buses and ferries, whether in uniform or not. Simply produce your Regimental Identification Card when boarding.
You are eligible for discounted rates at the following establishments when you present your Regimental ID. The Regiment is working on negotiating further benefits with other suppliers.
- Government Golf Courses—Discounted Green Fees
- Frameworks, Paget Plaza, South Road, Paget—10% off Framing
- Complete Office, Reid Street, Hamilton - 5% off cash purchases
- Bermuda Blueprinting
- Cycle Care - 10% off purchase of a new motorcycle/scooter
(See Education Initiatives).
- Defence Heritage Exhibit, Bermuda Maritime Museum (open daily)
- The Officers’ Mess and the Warrant Officers and Sergeants’ Mess—Photographs, Silver and other Collections (by appointment)