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Army Engineers Celebrate Their Day

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers celebrated Sappers’ Day on Thursday. RFMF Engineers second in command (2IC) Major Isireli Cataka said Sappers’ Day was a tradition in the
20 Dec 2014 12:53
Army Engineers Celebrate Their Day

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Engineers celebrated Sappers’ Day on Thursday.

RFMF Engineers second in command (2IC) Major Isireli Cataka said Sappers’ Day was a tradition in the British Army.

According to Wikipedia – A sapper, also called pioneer or combat engineer, is a combatant or soldier who performs a variety of military engineering duties such as bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defences and general construction, as well as road and airfield construction and repair.             They are also trained to serve as infantry personnel in defensive and offensive operations.

A sapper’s duties are devoted to tasks involving facilitating movement of allied forces and impeding those of the enemy.

Major Cataka said they invited former senior engineers as chief guests during the celebration.

He said it was supposed to be done in November but they had to move it to December so that all engineers redeployed in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu were back and could be part of the celebrations.

This year, he said they organised a feast to thank the engineers for the work they had accomplished during the year.

He said they had done a great job and they remained true sappers all along.

The celebration was also a time for them to share ideas on what they had been assigned to do during the year.

He said the presence of former senior engineers was a real blessing for them as they shared their work experiences.

Major Cataka assured that they would continue their quality service next year.

 

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