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RFMF Engineers Mark Sappers Day

During yesterday’s celebration, senior officers right down to corporals served the sappers with food and drinks.
21 Sep 2019 15:41
RFMF Engineers Mark Sappers Day
Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel celebrating Sappers Day at the Engineers Camp at Nabuni on September 20, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers yesterday celebrated Sappers Day at the Nabuni camp yesterday.

Spokesman Second Lieutenant Jovilisi Lagimiri said: “The day is named after the lowest rank in the engineers.

For the RFMF Engineers, he said, “the sappers are the workers”.

A military report said: “A sapper – also known as an elite combat engineer or pioneer – is a combatant skilled in a variety of military engineering duties such as minefield placement or clearing, bridge building, demolitions, field defences and road and airfield construction.”

2nd Lieutenant Lagimiri said sappers, in any military assignment, would be the first ones in and the last ones out.

During yesterday’s celebration, senior officers right down to corporals served the sappers with food and drinks.

Chief Guest was the RFMF Land Force Commander (LFC) Colonel Manoa Gadai and he spoke highly of the sapper’s role.

Meanwhile 2nd Lt Lagimiri said the sappers and the RFMF Engineers wished the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians well in their first Rugby World Cup match against the Wallabies at Sapporo Dome today.

“We wish them good luck and we’re optimistic they’ll bring pride to Fiji after their 80-minute battle,” he said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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