Joint Operation

While on routine patrol in the Southern Bahamas, HMBS Nassau received information that Ragged Island locals had spotted a Haitian sloop in waters several miles off the southern end of Duncan Town. With further assistance of..

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Crew of HMBS Dion Hanna In Action

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended one hundred and twenty-four (124) Haitian Migrants at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 19th August, 2014, while on routine patrol in the...

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Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officer Completes Overseas Course

Senior Lieutenant Ricardo Barry attended the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University Washington DC where he received a Masters of Arts Degree in Strategic Security Studies. The program is sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, United States and its aim is to bring a diverse group of United States and international military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, legal and energy specialists ...

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Courtesy Call

United States Charge d’Affairs, Lisa Johnson recently paid a courtesy call on Commander Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe, at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Coral Harbour Base.

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Defence Force Members Give Back

Members of New Entry 40 and Woman Entry 12 successfully completed their Marine Recruit Training course on 23rd August 2004 and became official members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. On this their 10th year of ...

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On successful completion of training, members of the Reserves will be employed by appointment for officers for specified periods as laid down by the minister and by contract or engagement for the enlisted personnel for periods of one (1) year to five (5) yrs.


The Royal Bahamas Defense Force Ranger Program was first introduced in 1995 at the Donald Davis Secondary School as the Ranger Platoon. Its initial perception was to encourage and motivate male students at the junior high level to become productive members of their schools and society.


Interested persons must be a Bahamian Citizen between the ages of 18 to 25 and have a minimum of five (5) B.J.C.’s including Maths and English, all at grade C or above. Candidates are to bring their original documents for verification to the Recruitment Section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Coral Harbour.