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Soldiers told of their roles

Written By : NANISE LOANAKADAVU . THE Republic of the Fiji Military Forces Land Force Commander Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga has reminded the 3rd Battalion, Fiji Infantry Regiment (3FIR) personnel that
08 Apr 2011 12:00

Written By : NANISE LOANAKADAVU . THE Republic of the Fiji Military Forces Land Force Commander Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga has reminded the 3rd Battalion, Fiji Infantry Regiment (3FIR) personnel that they are members of a capable unit.
“An Infantry Unit with capabilities that will be used by the people of Fiji when required to be used as asked,” Colonel Tikoitoga said.
He said these capabilities should bring peace to the region when they a required to do so.
Colonel Tikoitoga said the same capabilities would be the backbone of the RFMF and they are determined do well in all peacekeeping duties around the world.
“We should be grateful that 3FIR has taken the initiative to re-look at the live Infantry units within the Republic of Fiji Military Force,” he said.
“We cannot perform our duty and we cannot take part in world peacekeeping if the 3FIR does not give us the platform to do so.
“The dress code, attitudes and all its equipment will give us the impression that we can survive in any peacekeeping world.”
He said the RFMF is a light infantry mandate and the light infantry role rests on the 3FIR.
“We will support that role,” he said.
“The engineers have the combat capability to support that role as well as those at the headquarters while FTG has the capability to train people to support that role,” Colonel Tikoitoga said.



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