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RBDF Marines Graduate from Close Range Combative System Training
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:50:11 PM

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Marines and instructors from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Military Police and Force Protection (MPFP) Department during the graduation ceremony of the Close Range Combative Systems (CRCS) training course at the Coral Harbour Base. Also shown are Captain Adrian Chriswell, Captain Coral Harbour (Acting) and Lieutenant Commander Natasha Miller, Exeutive Officer MPFP. (Photo by Marine Seaman Michael Turner)

Coral Harbour Base,(RBDF) - Twelve (12) marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Military Police and Force Protection (MPFP) Department recently completed a three-week Close Range Combative Systems (CRCS) training course at the Coral Harbour Base.

The rigorous program was in keeping with the Commander Defence Force's intent to transform members of the RBDF into a professional body of leaders, who set the standard of excellence in guarding our heritage.

The course offered participants additional non-lethal combative options to gain control of combative situations while carrying out their regular duties. These newly acquired maneuvers and systems not only assist in developing marines physically, but also mentally as they learn new skills and techniques.

The CRCS training is comprised of 5 levels which include: tan, grey, green, brown and black. During the graduation ceremony, 10 Marines completed their grey belts and 2 others were awarded tan belts. The training mixes boxing, grappling, armed and unarmed fight training.

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RBDF Marines taking part in the Close Range Combative Systems (CRCS) training course at the Coral Harbour Base. (Photo by Marine Seaman Michael Turner)

Marine Seaman Marcian Tucker was the lead instructor for the training along with 8 other instructors. In Marine Seaman Tucker's words, the training makes for 'a more fit fighting force.' 

Captain Coral Harbour (Acting) Captain Adrian Chriswell, in his remarks, congratulated the graduates and assured them that continual support will always be given by the organization for training which would better equip marines.

Commander Frederick Brown, the Commanding Officer of MPFP commended Chief Petty Officer Carlos Sturrup, the Department's Training Supervisor, and his team for hosting the course, and congratulated the participants on successfully completing their intensive  training as defenders of our country's heritage.

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RBDF Marines taking part in the Close Range Combative Systems (CRCS) training course at the Coral Harbour Base. (Photo by Marine Seaman Michael Turner)




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