Officers and Marines attached to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Northern Command provided coastal and shore security for the recent Third Annual Sir Durward Knowles Junior Sailing Regatta. Rangers from Grand Bahama also assisted with ensuring a successful event.
The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, the Executive Officer of Northern Command, Commander Chappell Whyms, and the Director of the Defence Force Rangers program, Lieutenant Delvonne Duncombe, also attended the Regatta. The event, which took place April 6-7 at Taino Beach, Freeport Grand Bahama, featured over 100 sailors from New Providence, Abaco, Andros, Harbour Island, Exuma and Grand Bahama.
Patrol craft from the Defence Force the Police Force and the Customs Department were there to ensure that there was no interruption from other vessels or water craft in the area. In addition to the coastal patrol, the Defence Force Officers and Marines also provided shore patrol, which ensured that the skippers and sailors enjoyed easy access to and from their sail boats. They also provided a safe and friendly environment for the spectators and the individuals
directly involved in the event with the assistance of the Rangers.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force takes pride in safe-guarding the sovereignty and heritage of the country.