The Annual Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Hike commenced on March 2. The participants hiked a distance of 16.5 miles from the Department of Public Treasury office at Tall Pines Plaza to Snake Cay eventually ending at Camp Abaco.
The three week camp for future maritime cadets ended July 18 with an award ceremony held at Pastor Emett Archer’s Youth Ministries.
On Feb. 9, students enrolled in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) accompanied Glender Knowles, BMCC coordinator, for a field trip aboard the Duke of Topsail and Albury’s Ferry.
A large group of Royal Bahamas Defense Force Cadets from seven local schools met during the morning of December 1 to participate in a survival training exercise. Fifty seven new recruits and sixteen installed cadets, altogether seventy four children, met Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of South Side Road and SC Bootle Highway in Murphy Town. They were supervised not only by their local advisors, but also by a group of Defense Force Officers who had come from Nassau on November 29 to coordinate the operation.