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Weapons Show, Rescue Drill Thrill Contestants

Weapons Show, Rescue Drill Thrill Contestants
Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North contestants looking at ammunition at Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on August 23,2018. Photo:Shratika Naidu
August 24
10:00 2018

 

Festival committee thanked for visit to Sukanaivalu Barracks and National Fire Authority.

Holding a real gun and see­ing ammunition for the first time was a thrilling experience for contestants of the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North.

Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North contestants (from left) Miss Rotary Club of Labasa Arti Ashna, Miss Galaxy Hotel and Apartments Sainimere Vosare and Miss Lions Club of Labasa Salaseini Kulinidilo at the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on August 23, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North contestants (from left) Miss Rotary Club of Labasa Arti Ashna,
Miss Galaxy Hotel and Apartments Sainimere Vosare and Miss Lions Club of Labasa Salaseini Kulinidilo at the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on August 23, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Yesterday, the 12 queen and four king contestants visited the Repub­lic of Fiji Military Forces’ Suka­naivalu Barracks in Labasa. The Sukunaivalu Barracks is named after Corporal Sefanaia Sukunaiva­lu – the only Fijian soldier so far to receive the highest military award known as the Victoria Cross medal awarded to any Commonwealth force.

During the visit they were briefed by Company Second-in-Command, Lieutenant Maikali Beranage, be­fore moving on with a weapons dis­play and Hapkido showcase by the RFMF unit base.

“Golf Company is responsible for the security of the whole Vanua Levu, including nine districts in Bua, 11 districts in Macuata and 15 districts in Cakaudrove,” Lieuten­ant Beranage explained to the con­testants.

“We also have an Engineering Squadron responsible for rehabili­tation and renovation works under the Commissioner Northern Pro­ject.

“Golf Company will continue to support the festival in line with its constitutional role of security and defense for the wellbeing of Fiji and all Fijians.”

Lieutenant Beranage also thanked the festival committee for choosing Sukunaivalu Barracks as one of the visiting venues.

The visit to the camp ended with refreshments provided by the Army wives of Golf Company.

From the military camp, the con­testants visited the National Fire Authority. There, the fire officers showcased a rescue operation and hosted morning tea later.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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