BDF Media Release| 05 AUG 18
Photography credit:  Lcpl Bellamy C

The BDF All Arms Advanced Drill and Ceremonial Course 1/18  culminated with a Parade and Sunset Ceremony, at St Ann’s Fort the Garrison, in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bridgetown and its Historic Garrison, on Friday 5 October 2018.

Participants were from: the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force, the Barbados Defence Force, the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Barbados Prison Service, the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, the Royal Grenada Police Force, the Jamaica Defence Force and the Royal St Lucia Police Force.

The Chief of Staff Barbados Defence Force, Colonel Glyne Grannum, was the parade’s Reviewing Officer.  In his feature remarks, he reminded the successful students of the inseparability of drill, leadership and teamwork. This he argues was necessary because, “Our careers in the protective services require us to go into inconvenient, uncomfortable and at times dangerous spaces and places for the betterment of those we serve and protect.  As the security environment continues to evolve those there will be ample time, space and places where we will be called into action.  The opportunity you all now have, is that as a Drill Course Graduate and leader, we must always see and identify the circumstances to apply your knowledge (directly or indirectly) to make a difference through leadership.”

All Arms Advanced Drill and Ceremonial Course participants on Parade