Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas was the special guest of honor at the Officers’ Wardroom Mess Dinner at Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Coral Harbour on Thursday past.

Hosted by the Wardroom Mess President, Lieutenant Commander Michael Saunders and the Wardroom Mess Officers, the black tie affair (Mess Undress for Naval Officers) was attended by the Minister of NationalSecurity, the Honourable Dr. Bernard Nottage, Captain Tellis Bethel, Commander Defence Force (Acting) and other senior and junior Officers of the Defence Force.

Attending the evening’s event was guest speaker, Mrs. Donna Newton, the Supreme Court Registrar, who spoke on the importance of Jury Duty and its impact on crime reduction in The Bahamas. Also, at the well-attended event was specially invited guest, Mr. Elsworth Johnson, President of the Bahamas Bar Association.

The Defence Force Officer’s Mess Dinner is a formal occasion in keeping with naval tradition that allows the Commander Defence Force (Acting) and his Officers to interact with each other and their guests while promoting camaraderie and team spirit.

Story by Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle
Photo by Marine Seaman Collison Ingraham

RBDF Photo shows: Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, along with Minister of National Security, the Honourable Dr. Bernard Nottage and Captain Tellis Bethel, Commander Defence Force (Acting). (Standing from left): Commander Shondel Pinder, Commander Adrian Chriswell, Captain Clyde Sawyer, Captain Samuel Evans, Lieutenant Commander Clarence Dean and Captain Philip Clarke.

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