Col. David Burch
David served as the Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Regiment from 1994 to 1997 - retiring after almost 20 years of active military service. During his tenure, he demonstrated his unswerving commitment to the youth of Bermuda by initiating an employment referral service, educational programmes and job skills training for his officers and men.
He attended training and attachments to fellow military units in the United Kingdom, Canada, Belize, Jamaica and the United States and is the recipient of several medals and was awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), Military Division.
Colonel Burch has extensive experience working in Government and is a former Government Leader in the Senate, Minister of Housing, Minister of Works and Engineering and Housing, Minister of Public Safety and Housing, Minister of Labour, Home Affairs and Housing and finally, the Minister of National Security. He is best known for his success in affordable housing projects and his diligent work to effect economies of scale in the three Quangos - the West End Development Corporation, the Bermuda Land Development Corporation and the Bermuda Housing Corporation.
He is a member of the Bermuda Sea Cadet Association and the Royal Artillery Association. For four years he was the host of a weekly radio talk show “Bermuda Speaks – Sundays with the Colonel” on radio station WHT Hott 107.5 FM.Colonel Burch attended the Sandy’s Secondary School and is a product of two of Britain’s best military schools: The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and The School of Infantry, Warminster.