Over fifty Officers and Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force received Award of Decorations and Medals and thirteen Officers received their Officer Commission on Monday January 19, in the Ballroom of Government House at Mt. Fitzwilliam. Her Excellency, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dame Marguerite Pindling presented the Officers from the rank of Sub Lieutenant and above with their instrument of appointment and authority and those Long serving Marines with their respective awards.
Officers and Marines who served for 25-30 years of continued service received a clasp with one rosette and those who served for 30 or more years received a clasp with two rosettes. One member of the service received the Long Service and Good Conduct Award, which is given for eighteen years of continuous service.
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