Regiment Joins ‘Simulated Bomb Alert’ Exercise

by Lionel Casey

A multi-countrywide undertaking pressure tackled a simulated bomb alert at an inn in St Vincent on the weekend as a part of the principal exercise Tradewinds 2019.

Troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment joined forces with the Caribbean, the US, and French soldiers on a safety exercise featuring a deserted suitcase leaking fluid in a hotel foyer.

The security group, which evacuated the Blue Lagoon Hotel within the Ratho Mills district of St Vincent & the Grenadines, and bomb disposal specialists were introduced to the scene in an RBR car with a police escort.

A ‘casualty’ from a simulated mass capturing at a sports activities stadium is dealt with by using the St Vincentian medical workers before she is transported to the health facility.
Private Camille Jones, an RBR signaler who acted as the team’s communications professional, stated: “I’m with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal crew and transmitting what’s occurring to the commanders back at base.”

The 24-year-old financial institution patron offerings assistant from Smith’s Parish introduced: “I’m playing the journey and the adventure. It’s been incredible.

“It’s been first-rate running with all these different countries. I’ve met people from everywhere in the world.”
Pte Jones is a part of the 120-sturdy RBR contingent on phase two of Exercise Tradewinds, excellent safety and disaster relief schooling program with 22 international locations concerned.

Corporal Douglas Caesar of the Royal St Vincent & the Grenadines Police Force, who became most of the first responders to reach the scene of the bombing exercise on Saturday, said he had participated in the annual Tradewinds workout, run via the USA army’s Southern Command. At the same time, it occurred in Antigua and Jamaica.

He delivered: “I’m not without delay concerned this time. However, I am aware that it’s a beneficial exercise. You by no means recognize while you are probably referred to as on to help your sister international locations.

“It’s training everyone to at least one preferred so there received’t be any hiccups. It’s additionally constructing bonds of friendship with places like Bermuda.”

Bermudian squaddies joined troops from other countries in response to a state of affairs primarily based around a terrorist mass shooting at a cricket match at the Arnos Vale sports stadium in Arnos Vale.

A sweep of the stadium discovered a “bomb,” and RBR infantrymen deployed a cordon across the stadium.

RBR medics set up an emergency triage post and organized to deal with casualties from the incident while bomb disposal experts disposed of the device.

RBR Lance Corporal Donavin Trott-Burchall, of Boat Troop, but seconded to B Company for Tradewinds, said: “We’re doing a fringe take a look at, seeking out the suspects – six people in motors.

“I’m enjoying the entire experience. I like touring to new locations, and human beings right here are nice.”

The 26-year-old from Devonshire introduced: “The brilliant thing about the Regiment in which you get to travel, meet new people, and you construct lifelong relationships with your fellow soldiers.”

A St Vincentian armed police officer on protecting outdoor the scene of a simulated terrorist gun assault at the Arnos Vale sports activities stadium in St Vincent. Captain Shaun Richards of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force, who acted as a part of the Regional Observer Assessment Team, said the exceptional international locations involved had been nevertheless inside the early stages of running collectively.

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