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RBDF Search and Rescue Department recognized for outstanding performance
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Jan 13, 2021 - 5:19:43 PM

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Petty Officer Marco King receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King, on January 12, 2021 at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive. Also shown are Force Chief Petty Officers Pedro Rolle and Kermit Turnquest. (RBDF Photo by: Woman Marine Myiesha Gibson)


Defence Headquarters, 13 JAN. ‘21 (RBDF): The recognition and relentless efforts of excellence in the workplace continue to showcase throughout the various departments in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Remaining consistent with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic intent of talent management, the marines of the Search and Rescue Department were recently recognized for their stellar performance.

During a brief award presentation on January 12, 2020, at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive, the men and women of the Search and Rescue department were rewarded for their continued dedication to the organization. In presenting them with certificates, Commodore King congratulated and commended the team for their efforts during the past year.  Assisting him on behalf of the department’s Coordinator Commander William Sturrup, were Warrant Officers Kermit Turnquest and Pedro Rolle.

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Woman Marine Alexis Strachan receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King, on January 12, 2021 at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive. Also shown are Force Chief Petty Officers Pedro Rolle and Kermit Turnquest. (RBDF Photo by: Woman Marine Myiesha Gibson)

Comprising of approximately nine (9) RBDF personnel and led by Commander Sturrup the Search and Rescue Department was formed in June 2020. They are tasked with squadron sea training for all the RBDF sea-going crafts, as well as standardized training in the maritime simulator onboard HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

Receiving awards were Petty Officer Marco King, Leading Seaman Corey Brennen, Leading Seaman Kelvin Martin, Able Seaman Roderico Carroll, Able Woman Marine Angel Dennis and Woman Marine Alexis Strachan.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force appreciates the services of its Officers and Marines who continue to guard and protect the territorial waters of The Bahamas.

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Able Seaman Roderico Carroll receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King, on January 12, 2021 at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive. Also shown are Force Chief Petty Officers Pedro Rolle and Kermit Turnquest. (RBDF Photo by: Woman Marine Myiesha Gibson)


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Leading Seaman Kelvin Martin receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King, on January 12, 2021 at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive. Also shown are Force Chief Petty Officers Pedro Rolle and Kermit Turnquest. (RBDF Photo by: Woman Marine Myiesha Gibson)


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Leading Seaman Correy Brennen receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King, on January 12, 2021 at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive. Also shown are Force Chief Petty Officers Pedro Rolle and Kermit Turnquest. (RBDF Photo by: Woman Marine Myiesha Gibson)


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