RBDF members deployed to the hurricane relief efforts in Grand Bahama along with members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, assisted NEMA with the distribution of hurricane relief items. These items included food, water, basic hygiene kits and tarps. They were distributed at Independence Park Coral Road.
A large crowd of Grand Bahama residents came out in full force to receive the items, braving the long line that wrapped three quarters of the perimeter of the park.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force ensured that vehicular traffic congestion was kept to a minimum. RBDF and Trinidad and Tobago troops regulated the flow of persons entering and leaving the park and provided essential security.
During this exercise a marine who was patrolling the perimeter assisted an elderly lady who was injured after falling of a tree limb. After maintaining crowd control, a Defence Force Medic, Leading Woman Marine Laurell Farrington rendered medical assistance.
She was later joined by Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Medic Corporal M Estrada and RN Verdella Saunders who also assisted.
These persons demonstrated true camaraderie and true professionalism with regard to achieving an objective.