This project uses the tragedy of the sinking of hmbs flamingo of the royal bahamas defence force fleet on may 10, 1980, as a point of dissection and departure, to address further historical and cultural nuances that have shaped bahamian culture and interactions with the bahamas' nearest neighbour. It was the day when cuban jets viciously and mercilessly attacked the hmbs flamingo in bahamian waters after the crew of two cuban fishing vessels was apprehended for poaching it was the day he nearly lost his life. The three patrol boats were named to commemorate three fallen royal bahamian defence force sailors who lost their lives when serving on the hmbs flamingo, which was attacked by cuban warplanes in 1980. It was the hmbs flamingo - p02 - that was involved in the encounter at cay santo domingo the southern boundary of the bahamas is a chain of islands and small cays on the southern edge of the.
Family members and friends of the four bahamian marines killed in action 36 years ago during the sinking of hmbs flamingo joined officers and marines of the royal bahamas defence force at a brief. Click a name to start cutomizing your boat name we are confiedent you will find an excellent name for your boat browse our boat name vault with over 7000 names a-z to browse through. In short hmbs flamingo, a 103ft patrol vessel, left the coral harbour base on thursday, 8 may, on what should have been a routine ten-day patrol of bahamian territorial waters to stem poaching two days later, two fishing vessels were spotted and attempted to flee as the flamingo approached.
The foreign ministers of the caricom region in their annual meeting being held in kingstown in st vincent and the grenadines took note of the anniversary of the sinking of the hmbs flamingo on 10 may 1980. Al siguiente día de haber hundido el hmbs flamingo, parten de sus bases en el oriente de cuba, un escuadrón de migs, y varios helicópteros mi-8 con tropas especiales rumbo a la isla ragged. Hmbs flamingo eventually sunk in waters 35 miles south of ragged island fifteen of the 19 crewmembers survived by escaping to ragged island aboard one of the captured crafts they arrested missing in action and presumed dead were able seaman fenrick sturrup, and marine seaman austin smith, david tucker and edward williams.
Al siguiente día de haber hundido el hmbs flamingo, parten de sus bases en el oriente de cuba, un escuadrón de migs, y varios helicópteros mi-8 con tropas especiales rumbo a la islas ragged también como comentara un oficial cubano, tenían tropas a bordo de buques de la marina de guerra, listas a participar en la operación si era necesario. Look for a cenotaph in the middle of this flower-filled garden, which honors the bahamian soldiers who lost their lives during the two world wars as well as four bahamian marines killed when a cuban mig fighter sunk the hmbs flamingo patrol vessel in 1980. Thirty-eight years after the tragic sinking of the hmbs flamingo, the royal bahamas defense force (rbdf) held a memorial service in memory of the marines who died in the line of duty on may 10, 1980.
Hmbs flamingo, a 103‟ patrol vessel purchased at 45 million dollars from vosper thorneycroft had been in service for nearly two years commander amos rolle was the commanding officer of hmbs flamingo when they left coral harbour base on thursday 08 may 1980 on what should have been a routine ten-day patrol of bahamian territorial waters. Governor general her excellency dame marguerite pindling (centre right), prime minister, dr the hon hubert minnis (centre), and other government officials, attended the royal bahamas defence force annual memorial service at coral harbour base in memory of rbdf marines who perished in the sinking of the hmbs flamingo on may 10, 1980. The royal bahamas defence force had just become an official organization on march 31, 1980 prior to this, officers and marines had commenced training in 1978, the year hmbs flamingo and her sister ship, hmbs. Nassau, bahamas - family members and friends of the four marines killed in action 37 years ago during the sinking of hmbs flamingo along with survivors of the tragic incident will join the officers and marines of the royal bahamas defence force for a memorial service at hmbs coral harbour on.
Cuba agreed to pay $10 million in reparations for the sinking of hmbs flamingo and the murder of the four marines - fenrick sturrup, austin smith, david tucker and edward williams and the eight cuban fishermen who started it all were convicted of poaching in july, 1980. Hmbs flamingo survivor carves out new life for the past 10 years, gregory h curry has been a part-time instructor at the bahamas technical and vocational institute (btvi) some of his electrical installation students are aware he is a former royal bahamas defence force officer. 100504 sunk hmbs flamingo 24th anniversary observed today nassau guardian 110504 defence force remembers flamingo victims nassau guardian it was in this role that hmbs flamingo, at the time under the command of lt commander amos rolle, attempted to arrest on may 10, 1980, two cuban fishing vessels, the ferrocem 165 and the ferrocem 54. Bahamas, april 18, 2017 - nassau - may 10 th hmbs flamingo observances will not be deterred by election date the defence force in a statement to magnetic media news, says observances on the day only last for an hour in the morning and will not hamper the bahamas general elections.
The information or details for this event may change at any given time and the bahamas ministry of tourism, or the government of the bahamas, will not be held liable for any decisions made based upon it. The flamingo, besides being symbol of our independence and the hmbs boat that sunk, is a symbol of grace and solidarity, he explains in all of my artwork i try to convey humanity and to enlighten the viewer on the subject matter being addressed.
The royal bahamas defence force (rbdf) is the navy of the bahamassince the bahamas does not have an army or an air force, its navy composes the entirety of its armed forces. On may 19 th 1980, the hmbs flamingo, a bahamas defence force vessel was attacked and sunk by the cuban military this year, on the 37th anniversary of the incident, the royal bahamas defence force presented a plaque to btc thanking the organization for its assistance during the crisis. The only combat experience of the royal bahamas defence force was the flamingo incident, also known as the cuban incident, the cay santo domingo incident, or the sinking of hmbs flamingo, which.