Defence Headquarters, 11 October. ‘23 (RBDF): It is with deep sorrow that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force acknowledges the passing of a distinguished statesman, Cabinet Minister, and Parliamentarian, Mr. Obie Wilchcombe. Today, Commander of the Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King, joined the nation in paying tribute to this esteemed leader as he signed the book of condolences at the House of Assembly, Parliament Square.

Obie Wilchcombe’s impact on our beloved Bahamas, his dedication to public service, and his commitment to the betterment of our nation’s future have left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all Bahamians. His contributions to the development of our country and the welfare of our citizens are immeasurable, making his loss a profound one for our nation.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force stands alongside the family, friends, and colleagues of Mr. Wilchcombe during this difficult time, offering our deepest condolences and sympathy. We join the nation in mourning his passing and celebrating a life well-lived in the service of the Bahamian people.

Obie Wilchcombe will be remembered and eulogized on Thursday, October at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. As we reflect on his legacy, we honor his remarkable journey and contributions, which will forever be etched in the annals of our nation’s history.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Obie Wilchcombe as they navigate this difficult time. May they find solace in the knowledge that his memory lives on in the hearts of those he touched with his kindness, leadership, and unwavering dedication to the Bahamas.

The RBDF remains dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in guarding our heritage. We are committed to upholding the highest standards as we protect and preserve the rich legacy that defines our nation.

RBDF photos by Marine Seaman Tenaj Wallace

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