OFFICERS and marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Drive lately got here collectively to financially help a lately retired comrade along with his medical payments. Chief Petty Officer Marvin Newbold was recognized in 2014 with a kidney illness often called glomerulonephritis. Over time, his medical payments have elevated and with him retiring from the pressure in February, his medical insurance coverage was discontinued. As he waits on a kidney donor for transplant, he nonetheless requires medical consideration. The lads of Entry 17 and Entry 20 every celebrated over 30 years of service with the RBDF in the course of the previous a number of weeks. Present and previous members of these squads thought to look at their anniversaries by helping CPO Newbold along with his medical payments as they introduced him with monetary donations to offset his bills. CPO Newbold was grateful for the gestures, and thanked the boys for his or her contributions. He mentioned no matter quantity was donated would go a good distance for him, as he’s nonetheless in debt.
A member of Entry 17, CPO Newbold has spent over 34 years within the organisation, spending the vast majority of his profession within the Army Operations Platoon and the Coaching Departments. As one in every of solely 10 RBDF personnel to have ever efficiently accomplished the all arms commando course, often known as the Inexperienced Beret course, in Lympstone, England in 1987, he stays the one marine seaman to perform this feat.