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RMDF Lewis benefits from a Field Fire Awareness Course

A release from the Royal Montserrat Defence Force (RMDF) speaks to its pride proud to announce that Sergeant Calvin Lewis recently returned from a training course held for three (3) weeks at the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) in Belize. 

The course ran from February 10, 2010, to February 28, 2020, at the Price Barracks, Ladyville, Belize.  Sgt. Lewis attended a Field Fire Awareness Training Course with other military from within the region.  The attendees included representatives from the Air Wing and Infantry Unit of the Belize Defence Force, The Belize Coast Guard, and one representative each from the Jamaica and Guyana Defence Forces and the Royal Cayman Police Force. 

Sgt. Lewis’ attendance the RMDF informed, was made possible through support of the British Defence Adviser’s Office based in Jamaica. He was adjudged to have completed the course at an extremely high standard.  

He was one of four (4) international students among eighteen (18) participants in the Field Fire Awareness course which covered the planning, conduct, and supervision of training with Infantry Weapons systems and pyrotechnics for range exercises. The application of these regulations is mandatory, enabling realistic and demanding training whilst ensuring that risks are reduced As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

The use of the Range Action Safety and the Exercise Action Safety Plans were also demonstrated during a detailed walkthrough of a Live Fire Range.  The course is geared towards Junior Non-Commissioned Officers to develop the leadership as well as to plan and execute lesson plans.  This would increase the training capabilities as the participants would be better able to train other members of their organisation.

The RMDF says that Lewis found the training both educational and enjoyable.  It provided him the opportunity to train with regional forces and has learned from the expertise of the British military trainers who delivered the course.

Commanding Officer (CO) of the Royal Montserrat Defence Force, Major Alvin Ryan, commenting on Lewis’ participation says he is very pleased with the results of the training opportunity that has been afforded to the Force. 

He is delighted at the accomplishments of Sgt. Lewis and is confident that the recently completed training course would be highly beneficial to the Force and the country of Montserrat on a whole.  Similarly, he knows that Sgt. Lewis would have represented himself, the Force and the country of Montserrat well.  In addition, he is extremely grateful to the British Defence Advisor Lt. Col. Anton Gash for the continued work of his in getting training opportunities for the RMDF that are both beneficial to the Force but important in its growth and development in an ever-changing world.

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A release from the Royal Montserrat Defence Force (RMDF) speaks to its pride proud to announce that Sergeant Calvin Lewis recently returned from a training course held for three (3) weeks at the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) in Belize. 

The course ran from February 10, 2010, to February 28, 2020, at the Price Barracks, Ladyville, Belize.  Sgt. Lewis attended a Field Fire Awareness Training Course with other military from within the region.  The attendees included representatives from the Air Wing and Infantry Unit of the Belize Defence Force, The Belize Coast Guard, and one representative each from the Jamaica and Guyana Defence Forces and the Royal Cayman Police Force. 

Sgt. Lewis’ attendance the RMDF informed, was made possible through support of the British Defence Adviser’s Office based in Jamaica. He was adjudged to have completed the course at an extremely high standard.  

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He was one of four (4) international students among eighteen (18) participants in the Field Fire Awareness course which covered the planning, conduct, and supervision of training with Infantry Weapons systems and pyrotechnics for range exercises. The application of these regulations is mandatory, enabling realistic and demanding training whilst ensuring that risks are reduced As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

The use of the Range Action Safety and the Exercise Action Safety Plans were also demonstrated during a detailed walkthrough of a Live Fire Range.  The course is geared towards Junior Non-Commissioned Officers to develop the leadership as well as to plan and execute lesson plans.  This would increase the training capabilities as the participants would be better able to train other members of their organisation.

The RMDF says that Lewis found the training both educational and enjoyable.  It provided him the opportunity to train with regional forces and has learned from the expertise of the British military trainers who delivered the course.

Commanding Officer (CO) of the Royal Montserrat Defence Force, Major Alvin Ryan, commenting on Lewis’ participation says he is very pleased with the results of the training opportunity that has been afforded to the Force. 

He is delighted at the accomplishments of Sgt. Lewis and is confident that the recently completed training course would be highly beneficial to the Force and the country of Montserrat on a whole.  Similarly, he knows that Sgt. Lewis would have represented himself, the Force and the country of Montserrat well.  In addition, he is extremely grateful to the British Defence Advisor Lt. Col. Anton Gash for the continued work of his in getting training opportunities for the RMDF that are both beneficial to the Force but important in its growth and development in an ever-changing world.