Defence (Regular Force Enlistment and Service) Regulations


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Defence (Regular Force Enlistment and Service) Regulations
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SECOND SCHEDULE (Regulation 6)

DEFENCE FORCE BOOKS AND FORMS ADMISSIBLE
IN EVIDENCE

Serial Book or Form Code or Catalogue
1 Leave pass 10
2 Absentee Register 11
3 Absentee Register (Reserve) 11a
4 Correspondence Register 16
5 Stores Lost or Damaged 126
6 Navigating Officer’s Note Book 140
7 Ship’s Log 141
8 Food Issue and Return 150
9 Victualling Report (Sea) 151
10 Victualling Report (Shore) 152
11 Coral Harbour Galley Statement 153
12 Armament and Magazine Log 180
13 Duty Watch Log 209
14 Keyboard Log 210
15 Transport Log 220
16 Report of Collision and Grounding 232
17 Record of Investigation Forms 241-247
18 Delay Report Forms 248-249
19 Engine Log 2026
20 Planned Maintenance Card 2027



DEFENCE (REGULAR FORCE ENLISTMENT AND
SERVICE) REGULATIONS

(SECTION 205)
[Commencement 20th September, 1984]

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Defence
(Regular Force Enlistment and Service) Regulations.

S.I. 43/1984
5 of 1988
S.I. 34/1988

Citation.

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2. In these Regulations, unless the context
otherwise requires —

“Commanding Officer” means, in relation to a marine,
the officer for the time being commanding the
unit with which the marine is serving;

“enlisted” means enlisted to serve in the regular Force
and “enlist” shall be construed accordingly; and

“warrant officer” means the holder of a warrant
issued under regulation 16.

3. No person shall, without the approval of the
Minister, be enlisted unless he is a citizen of The Bahamas.

4. All commissioned officers of the regular Force
may act as recruiting officers.

5. The form of Notice set out in the First Schedule,
or a form substantially to the like effect, shall be the notice
to be given, in accordance with subsection (1) of section 16
of the Act, to a person offering to enlist (hereinafter called
“the applicant”) and the form of Attestation set out in the
First Schedule, or a form substantially to the like effect,
shall be used for the purposes of attestation.

6. (1) The recruiting officer, after the applicant has
been given a notice paper, shall satisfy himself that the
applicant understands the contents of the notice paper and
the conditions of engagement upon which he is about to
enter and he shall warn the applicant that if he knowingly
makes any false answers to the questions in the attestation
paper which are to be put to him, he will be liable to be
punished as provided by the Act.

(2) The recruiting officer shall satisfy himself that
the applicant is not under the age of eighteen years.

(3) The recruiting officer shall read or cause to be
read to the applicant the questions set out in the attestation
paper and shall ensure that the answers are duly recorded
thereon.

(4) The recruiting officer shall then ask the
applicant to make and sign the declaration set out in the
attestation paper as to the truth of the answers and shall
administer to him the oath of allegiance set out in the
attestation paper:

Provided that if the applicant objects to being sworn
and states as a ground for his objection either that he has


Interpretation.

Eligibility of
marines.

Recruiting
officers.

Forms.

First Schedule.

Method of
attestation.

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no religious belief or that the taking of an oath is contrary
to his religious belief, or if it is not reasonably practicable
to administer an oath to him in the manner appropriate to
his religious belief, the applicant shall be required to make
a solemn affirmation instead of taking the oath.

(5) Upon signing the declaration in the attestation
paper and upon taking the oath, or as the case may be,
making a solemn affirmation, the applicant shall become a
marine and subject to the Act.

(6) The recruiting officer shall by signature confirm
on the attestation paper that the requirements of the Act and
these Regulations have been duly complied with and shall
deliver the attestation paper duly dated to Commander
Defence Force who shall on receiving the attestation paper,
sign it in the appropriate place and thereby signify that the
applicant is finally approved for service:

Provided that Commander Defence Force shall not so
act without the approval of the Minister.

(7) The marine, on being finally approved for
service, shall be entitled to receive a certified true copy of
the attestation paper.

7. (1) Subject to regulation 15, a marine shall, unless
the Minister in a special case otherwise directs, be enlisted in
the rank of recruit.

(2) On satisfactory completion of his initial training
period a marine who entered as a recruit shall be promoted
to marine seaman or marine mechanic.

(3) Further promotion shall be as laid down by the
Minister.

(4) No person shall have an absolute right to
promotion to substantive or acting rank.

8. Commander Defence Force shall be the competent
authority —

(a) pursuant to section 18 of the Act, for approving
the re-engagement, or continuation in service, in
the regular Force of a warrant officer or marine;
and

(b) pursuant to subsection (3) of section 20 and
sections 23 and 24 of the Act, for authorising the
discharge of a marine:

Provided that Commander Defence Force
shall not act under sub-paragraph (a) or (b)
without the approval of the Minister.

Rank and
promotion.

Competent
Authorities.

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9. A marine on enlistment shall be appointed to a
unit in the regular Force and may be transferred from one
unit to another.

10. The term of service for which in accordance
with section 17 of the Act a person may enlisted, or re-
enlisted after a break in service, in the regular Force, shall
be a term of 3 or 5 years, as the case may be, or such other
term as may be authorised specifically or generally by the
Minister. A person re-enlisting after a break in service may
be permitted to count former service for any or all purposes
as authorised by the Minister.

11. (1) A warrant officer or marine may, subject to
the approval of the Minister, and in a manner set out in the
Form in the Second Schedule, from time to time re-engage
for any period in the regular Force, beginning on the
expiration of his then current engagement but so that a total
period of twenty-five years pensionable service in the
regular Force shall not be exceeded.

(2) Notwithstanding anything in paragraph (1), a
warrant officer or marine of the regular Force who at any
time has completed twenty-five years of pensionable
service may, in accordance with section 18 of the Act, be
granted further yearly extensions of service in the regular
Force until he attains the age of fifty-five.

12. A marine may be discharged from the regular
Force by order of the competent authority on any of the
following grounds —

(a) defect in enlistment procedure;
(b) false answer on attestation;
(c) final approval of attestation withheld;
(d) failure to complete training satisfactorily;
(e) by purchase under section 24 of the Act;
(f) conviction by a civil court on a charge which, in

the opinion of the competent authority, renders it
undesirable for him to continue serving as a
marine;

(g) misconduct or indiscipline or inefficiency;
(h) on implementation of a sentence of a court-

martial or commanding officer;
(i) services no longer required;

Terms of
enlistment.

Transfer between
units.

Re-engagement.

Second Schedule.

Discharge.

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(j) mentally or physically unfit for service;
(k) at the request of a marine, on compassionate or

other personal grounds;
(l) completion of engagement;
(m) subject to paragraph (e), on six (6) months’

notice by a person who has served in the
Defence Force for a period of twenty-five (25)
years or less; and

(n) on three (3) months’ notice by a person who has
re-enlisted in the Defence Force after twenty-
five (25) years service.

13. The particulars to be contained in a certificate of
discharge shall be —

(a) name, including christian or forenames;
(b) pay number;
(c) date and place of enlistment;
(d) physical description of warrant officer or marine

while in the regular Force;
(e) rank of warrant officer or marine on leaving the

regular Force;
(f) assessment of character during his service in the

regular Force;
(g) date of discharge;
(h) reason for discharge;
(i) total time spent in the regular Force on

discharge; and
(j) signature of Commander Defence Force.
14. For the purposes of section 22 of the Act, the

Commander of the Defence Force, with the approval of the
Minister, is authorised to reduce in rate chief petty officers,
petty officers and leading rates in cases of inefficiency or
unsuitability.

15. If immediately prior to his enlistment under these
Regulations a person has been continuously serving as a
warrant officer or marine of the Defence Force, his service
shall for all purposes be deemed to have commenced on the
date he entered the Defence Force or, if immediately prior to
so serving in the Defence Force and prior to 1st May, 1980
he had a continuous period of full-time paid service in the
Marine Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the
date that period started, and he shall continue to serve in the
rank he had attained on enlistment.

Discharge
certificate.

Reduction in
rank of certain
Marines.

Persons who
entered Defence
Force before
coming into force
of these
Regulations.

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16. (1) A warrant in the form set out in the Third
Schedule shall be signed by the Chairman and one other
member of the Security Council and shall be issued to
every person appointed to the substantive rate of Force
chief petty officer.

(2) The Security Council may terminate a warrant
officer’s warrant for inefficiency or unsuitability and he
shall thereupon revert to the rate of chief petty officer.

FIRST SCHEDULE (Regulations 5 and 6)

THE ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE (REGULAR
FORCE)

NOTICE PAPER

NOTICE TO BE GIVEN UNDER SECTION 16 OF THE
DEFENCE ACT, TO A PERSON OFFERING TO ENLIST IN
THE ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE (REGULAR

FORCE)
This paper sets out the questions you will be required to

answer before the officer who will attest you for the regular
Force, and the general conditions of the various engagements.

Under the provisions of sections 27 and 67 of the Defence
Act, if any person knowingly makes a false answer to any
question contained in the attestation paper he is liable to
punishment.

QUESTIONS TO BE PUT TO THE RECRUIT BEFORE
ENLISTMENT:

1. What is you full name?
2. What is your address?
3. State day, month and year of your birth.
4. Where were you born?
5. What is your nationality now?
6. What was the nationality at birth of —

(a) yourself?
(b) your father?
(c) your mother?
(d) your husband/wife?

7. Are you single, married, widowed, divorced?
8. How many children are dependent on you?

Warrant officers.
Third Schedule.

S.I. 34/1988.

5 of 1988, s. 6.

S.I. 34/1988.

5 of 1988, s. 6.

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9. What is your occupation?
10. Do you belong to, or have you ever served in any naval,

military or air force or in any police force? If so, state which
and the periods of service and the reasons for and dates of
discharge.

11. Have you ever been dismissed or discharged for
misconduct from any naval, military or air force or from
any police force or other Government service?

12. Have you truly stated the whole, if any, of your previous
service?

13. Have you at any time been found guilty by any civil court
of any offence? If so, give particulars.

14. Have you ever been rejected for service in any naval,
military or air force or in any police force? If so, on what
grounds?

15. Are you willing to be inoculated and re-inoculated and to
have your fingerprints taken?

16. Have you received a notice paper setting out the questions
to be answered on attestation and the general conditions of
the engagement to be entered into, and do you understand
the contents of the notice paper and wish to be enlisted?

17. Are you willing to serve in the regular Force for a term of
........ years or until ..............provided that your services are
no longer required? You will be required to make the
following declaration,
“I.......................……………………..................do solemnly
declare that the above answers made by me to the above
questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfill the
engagement made.” On signing the declaration and taking
the oath or making a solemn affirmation you will become a
marine of the regular Force subject to service law under the
Defence Act.

18. Do you understand that you will be initially enlisted as a
Marine Recruit in the regular Force subject to your ability,
conduct, character, fitness and response to training and that
you will be assessed by examination during your training
and that if you do not meet the required standards of the
Royal Bahamas Defence force you will be discharged from
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force?

19. Are you willing to submit to a medical examination to
provide a specimen of urine whenever reasonably required
to do so in the interests of defence?

20. Are you willing, and do you hereby give authority, for any
medical officer of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to
disclose to the Commander Defence Force his diagnosis and


S.I. 34/1988.

S.I. 34/1988.

S.I. 34/1988.

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prognosis of any medical illness from which you may be
suffering, and do you agree that this authority is valid for
the entire period during which you are a member of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force?

21. Do you understand that if you unlawfully use or possess
any drug you are liable to be summarily dismissed from the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force?

22. Do you understand that members of the regular Force are
not allowed to engage directly or indirectly in any
employment, profession, trade, business or occupation
other than in service in the Defence Force?

General Conditions of Engagement.
1. You will be required to engage to serve in the regular

Force for such time as is agreed on attestation, provided that
your services are so long required.

You will be liable to serve in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas but may be ordered to serve outside or beyond the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

2. You may engage to serve for a term of 3 or 5 years in the
regular Force when any of these terms of service are currently
open, or for such term as may be authorised specifically or
generally by the Minister.

3. You may not enlist unless you have reached the age of
eighteen years.

4. At any time within six months prior to your completion
of an engagement in the regular Force, you may apply to serve
for further terms in the regular Force until you have completed a
continuous period of twenty-five years in the regular Force.

5. After you have completed twenty-five years in the
regular Force, you may apply to continue to serve in the regular
Force and may under special circumstances be granted further
yearly extensions of service in the regular Force and during such
continued service you may give three months’ notice to claim
your discharge.

6. If immediately before the time you enlist you had been
serving in either —
(a) The Defence Force; or
(b) The Defence Force immediately preceded (and before 1st

May, 1980) by service in the Marine Division of The Royal
Bahamas Police force,

you will be entitled to count your prior continuous service in
those forces in computing the period of your service in the
regular force referred to in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 and for
computing your pension, and you will continue to serve in the
rank you had attained on the date of your enlistment.

S.I. 34/1988.

S.I. 34/1988.

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7. Unless paragraph 6 applies, you will be enlisted in the rate of
recruit, or such other rate as may be approved by the Minister, and if
you enlisted as a recruit you will be advanced to marine seaman or
marine mechanic on satisfactory completion of your initial training
period; further promotion will depend on professional qualifications
and vacancies in the establishment but if you had prior service in any
other naval or military force or Police Force or other Government
service, such service will be considered.

8. When you have been attested you will be subject to the
provisions of the Defence Act, or any Act repealing and
replacing the same for the time being in force, and you will be
required to carry out whatever duties may be ordered by those in
authority over you. You will be liable to the punishments
authorised under the Defence Act for both service offences and
criminal offences under the ordinary laws of The Bahamas. In
particular, you will have no right to terminate your period of
enlistment prematurely except as stated in paragraph 11 below
and to attempt to do so would render you liable to punishment
up to and including imprisonment.

9. No guarantee can be given that you will be employed on
any particular duties but where you were enlisted with a view to
performing particular duties or to being trained in a particular
trade, you will be employed on these duties or, as the case may
be, trained and employed in that trade, so far as the requirements
of the regular Force permit.

10. Where you are enlisted with a view to being
employed on particular duties or in a particular trade and
through no fault of your own you fail to qualify or are unable to
be employed on those duties or in that trade, except for periods
of limited duration, you may apply for discharge which will be
granted to you so long as the requirements of the regular Force
permit. Employment in a trade depends on passing a specified
trade test and there being a vacancy in the trade.

11. If you are entering the regular Force for the first
time, you will be entitled to claim your discharge subject to
sections 19 and 24 of the Defence Act, at any time within three
months of your attestation on payment of a sum not exceeding
two hundred dollars to be fixed from time to time by
Commander Defence Force; thereafter you may apply for your
discharge on giving six months notice if you have servied for a
period of more than three months but less than twenty five years.

12. In computing your service for the purpose of discharge
or re-engagement, periods during which you have been away from
your duty because of imprisonment, detention, desertion or absence
without leave exceeding twenty eight days will be excluded.

13. You may be discharged at any time during your
engagement by order of a competent authority as a result of
irregularities concerning your enlistment, for misconduct, for
unfitness on medical grounds or for the benefit of the Defence
Force.

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14. If at the time when your term in the regular Force
expires there is a state of war, insurrection or hostilities, or a public
emergency, you may be retained and your service prolonged for
such further period as a competent authority may direct.

15. If at the time you are due to be discharged you are
liable to be proceeded against for an offence against service law,
your discharge will be postponed until after the proceedings have
been conducted.

ATTESTATION PAPER TO BE USED TO ENLIST A
PERSON IN THE BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCES

(REGULAR FORCE)
QUESTIONS TO BE PUT TO THE RECRUIT BEFORE

ENLISTMENT:
Q. 1. What is your full name?
A. …............................................................................................
Q. 2. What is your address?
A. ..……......................................................................................
Q. 3. State day, month and year of your birth.
A. ..........…..................................................................................
Q. 4. Where were you born?
A. ................................................................................................
Q. 5. What is your nationality now?
A. ................................................................................................
Q. 6. What was the nationality at birth of —

(a) yourself?................…………….......................................
(b) Your father?..……............................................................
(c) your mother?....................................................................
(d) Your husband/wife?.........................................................

Q. 7. Are you single, married, widowed, divorced?
A. ....................................…........................................................
Q. 8. How many children are dependent on you?
A. .........................................…...................................................
Q. 9. What is your trade or occupation?
A. ..............................................…..............................................
Q. 10. Do you belong to, or have you ever served in any naval,

military or air force or in any police force? If so state which
and the periods of service and the reasons for and dates of
discharge.

A. ……........................…………………………………………
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Q. 11. Have you ever been dismissed or discharged for
misconduct from any naval, military or air force or from
any police force or other Government service?

A. ................................................................................................
Q. 12. Have you truly stated the whole, if any, of your

previous service?
A. .....................……................................................................
Q. 13. Have you at any time been found guilty by any civil

court of any offence? If so, give particulars.
A. ................................................................................................
Q. 14. Have you ever been rejected for service in any naval,

military or air force or in any police force? If so, on what
grounds?

A. .............................................................................................
Q. 15. Are you willing to be inoculated or re-inoculated and to

have your fingerprints taken?
A. ................................................................................................
Q. 16. Have you received a notice paper setting out the

questions to be answered on attestation and the general
condition of the engagement to be entered into, and do you
understand the contents of the notice paper and wish to be
enlisted?

A. ................................................................................................
Q. 17. Are you willing to serve in the regular Force provided

the Minister shall so long require your services for a term of
........... years in the service?

A. ….................................................................................…......
Q. 18. Do you understand that you will be initially enlisted as

a Marine Recruit in the regular Force subject to your ability,
conduct, character, fitness and response to training and that
you will be assessed by examination during your training
and that if you do not meet the required standards of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force you will be discharged from
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force?

A. ….................................................................................…......
Q. 19. Are you willing to submit to a medical examination or

to provide a specimen of urine whenever reasonably
required to do so in the interests of defence?

A. ….................................................................................…......
Q. 20. Are you willing, and do you hereby give authority, for

any medical officer of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to
disclose to the Commander Defence Force his diagnosis and



S.I. 34/1988.

Insert number of
years.

S.I. 34/1988.

S.I. 34/1988.

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prognosis of any medical illness from which you may be
suffering, and do you agree that this authority is valid for the
entire period during which you are a member of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force?

A. ...……….................................................................................
Q. 21. Do you understand that if you unlawfully use or possess

any drug you are liable to be summarily dismissed from the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force?

A. ………………........................................................................
Q. 22. Do you understand that members of the regular Force are

not allowed to engage directly or indirectly in any
employment, profession, trade, business or occupation other
than in service in the Defence Force?

A. ................................................................................................
SOLEMN DECLARATION.

I, …...................................... do solemnly declare that the above
answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I
am willing to fulfil the engagement made.
......................................................................................................
(Date) (Signature of Applicant)
......................................................................................................

(Signature of Attesting Officer) (Rank)
OATH OR AFFIRMATION TO BE TAKEN BY APPLICANT

ON ATTESTATION
I,..........................………………………….................../swear by
Almighty God/do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and
affirm/that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Heirs and Successors, according
to law, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully
defend the Commonwealth of The Bahamas against all enemies,
and will observe and obey all lawful orders of Commander
Defence Force and of the officers, warrant officers and marines
set above me.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTESTING OFFICER
I certify that the applicant has received a copy of the Notice
Paper and I have taken care that he understands each question on
the Attestation Paper and the answer to each question has been
entered. I have satisfied myself that he is not below the age of
eighteen and that he is eligible for enlistment. The applicant
made and signed the Declaration and took the Oath before me
on
……………………………..…………………………………...
(Date) (Signature of Attesting Officer)

.....................................
(Rank)

S.I. .34/1988.

S.I. .34/1988.

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APPROVAL BY COMMANDER DEFENCE FORCE
The above applicant is approved for enlistment in the regular
Force.
......................................................................................................
(Date) (Signature of Commander Defence Force)



SECOND SCHEDULE (Regulation 2)
RE-ENGAGEMENT PAPERS

I,.................……………………................, do hereby re-engage
to continue and serve as ........…………………...........................
in the Force established under the Defence Act for a further
period of three/five years or until .………….................... day of
...............……..... under and subject to the provisions of the said
Act and of any rules, regulations and instructions made thereunder.
......................................................................................................

Signature
Dated this .............................. day of .......................... 19............
...............................................
Signature of Witnessing
Officer

...........................................
Approved Commander
Commander Defence Force



THIRD SCHEDULE (Regulation 16)
FORM OF WARRANT TO WARRANT OFFICER

(FORCE CHIEF PETTY OFFICER)
WARRANT

The National Security Council
To .................................................................................................
By virtue of Authority granted to us under the Defence Act, we
do hereby Constitute and Appoint you the said................... to be
a Warrant Officer in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force from
the ....………..... day of ..……......., 19 .... and to continue in the
said Office during the pleasure of the National Security
Council. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge
your duty as such by doing and performing all manner of things
thereunto belonging, as required by or under the Defence Act,
or any regulations made thereunder, and you are to observe and
follow lawful orders and directions as you shall receive from
your Commanding Officer or any other Superior Officer.

5 of 1988, s.6.

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GIVEN under our Hand this ............... day of................ 19 ........
..................................................

CHAIRMAN
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

..................................................
MEMBER

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL


DEFENCE (PAY) REGULATIONS

(SECTION 205)
[Commencement 20th September, 1984]

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Defence
(Pay) Regulations.

2. (1) In these Regulations, unless the context other-
wise requires and subject to paragraph (2) —

“officer” means a member of the Defence Force of
the rank of midshipman or above;

“pay” includes basic pay, technical qualification pay,
additional qualification pay and hazard and
general allowances;

“rank” for the purposes of pay, shall include acting
rank;

“warrant officer” has the same meaning as in the
Defence (Regular Force Enlistment and Service)
Regulations and the Defence (Reserve) Regula-
tions.

(2) References in these Regulations to officers,
warrant officers and marines do not include a person
serving in the Defence Force by virtue of a contract
between that person and the Government of The Bahamas.

3. Except in such exceptional cases as may be
approved by the Minister, no claims shall be admitted for
pay or other pecuniary advantage granted by these
Regulations relating to any period more than six years
before the date of the claim.

S.I. 45/1984

Citation.

Interpretation.

Time barred
claims.

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