Asset Upgrade for TT Defence Froce

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Trinidad and Tobago Regiment Recruits of Intake 1901 perform a precision drill at the Passing Out Parade. Photo Courtesy National Security Ministry


CHAGUARAMAS – THE assets of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is to be upgraded.

This according to National Security Minister Stuart Young speaking at the passing out parade for the Trinidad and Tobago Intake 1901 at the Teteron Barracks in Chaguaramas.

A release from the National Security Ministry stated, “Minister Young restated that the Ministry of National Security is pursuing efforts to strengthen the assets of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force by way of the upgrade of military infrastructure, construction, upgrade and refurbishment of facilities and accommodation for members of our Regiment. Recent initiatives included the commissioning of the new ALC Leadership Institute for Excellence (L.I.F.E.) Building at Teteron Barracks, and the start of construction of new living accommodations for the Second Infantry Battalion of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment at Camp La Romaine.”

Young told the 120 recruits to “move forward with the sense of conviction expected of your respectable profession, never find yourselves in situations that compromise your integrity and never bring the uniform into disrepute. Always serve with an upright character, decorum and dedication.”

In his address, Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment Colonel Darnley Wyke told the recruits they now form part of the robust and dynamic national defence and security architecture, entrusted with ensuring the safety of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Chief of Defence Staff Air Commodore Darryl Daniel, left, Minister of National Security  Stuart Young, centre, and Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment Colonel Darnley Wyke. Photo courtesy National Security Ministry

He urged the recruits to conduct themselves in a manner which will not bring dishonour to the Regiment; further advising them to always be guided by the core values of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment – Courage, Loyalty, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Discipline and Teamwork, the release added.

The recruits, having now completed their induction training, will be posted to the Regiment’s First and Second Infantry Battalions, the First Engineer Battalion and the Support and Service Battalion.


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