In keeping with the Commander Defence Force’s strategic objective for Decentralization, Commodore Raymond King conducted a tour of the Northern Command’s facility in Abaco, commencing Thursday July 22, 2021.
As he visited the troops at HMBS ABACO BASE to access the operational readiness as well as identifying a strategic and ideal site relocation for a satellite base, the Commander Defence Force used the opportunity to visit the troops on the island and outlying cays. In assessing the morale and welfare of the Officers and Marines, he expressed his gratitude for their continued services in helping to rebuild and ensure the safety of the residents in the community.
Also accompanying Commodore King on the trip were his wife, Retired Force Chief Petty Officer Fredricka King, Commanders Granville Adderley and Warren Smith, Warrant Officer Estra Cash.
On Thursday July 22, he visited the troops in Marsh Harbour, and on Friday July 23, he visited Greene Turtle Cay, Guana Cay and North Abaco, where he dialogued with the Officers and Marines. While on his visit, Commodore King also paid courtesy calls on government officials in the northern, southern and central parts of the island, where he thanked them for their continued partnership as the community rebuilds from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to maintain a vigilant presence in guarding and protecting the territorial integrity of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Officers and Marines remain committed to ensure a safe and prosperous Bahamas.