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BAHAMAS: Training begins for new Defence Force recruits

Photo1#Bahamas, January 12, 2018 – Nassau – One-hundred twenty (120) new recruits underwent a less than gentle awakening yesterday as they began their transition from civilian to military life in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.   As members of New Entry 55/24, these recruits are on their way to making history as part of a newly modernized recruit training program offered by the Defence Force’s Training Department.

Photo3The three-part program consists of a militarization, marinization, and a naval-infantry phase all designed to develop leadership, character and professional military skills within the lives of successful recruits.

Best wishes to them during their 17-week program.




Photo Captions:

Header: Petty Officer Shamica Duncombe is pictured giving instructions to the selected recruits of New Entry 55/24 as their family, friends and loved ones look on.

1st Insert: Petty Officer Shamica Duncombe levels out a recruit for smiling while on parade.

2nd Insert: New Entry 55/24 is pictured heading into Coral Harbour Base for the first time as Recruits.

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Press Release: RBDF


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