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RFMF Forms New Unit

  The Republic of Fiji Military Forces is forming a new unit known as the RFMF Territorial Force Band to complement the current RFMF Brass Band. This was revealed by
04 Sep 2016 09:00
RFMF Forms New Unit
Valelevu youth training centre, youth band graduates after their graduation yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

 

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces is forming a new unit known as the RFMF Territorial Force Band to complement the current RFMF Brass Band.

This was revealed by Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto during the National Youth Training Centre graduation at the Nasinu Multipurpose Courts in Valelevu.

Rear Admiral Naupoto said the new unit would include those that would pass the Basic Recruitment Course.

He said the RFMF would be recruiting 20 of the graduating students from the National Youth Centre in Valelevu.

“Now that you have graduated, a ray of opportunities lie before you. Please don’t let those opportunities pass you by,” he said.

“You should grab them and turn them into enablers for a better life. Let me talk to you about one of those opportunities.

“In addition, like all our Territorial Force soldiers, you will have opportunities to participate in peacekeeping missions around the world like in Syria, Iraq, Sinai and in Lebanon.”

Rear Admiral Naupoto however urged those students who might not be recruited in the RFMF to continue to support the National Youth Band.

“I hope that once you are not marched in as soldiers, that you will still be known as the National Youth Band,” he said.

“You can still use the instruments and you will be procured to perform as the National Youth Band.

“I think my staff and the staff of the ministry can discuss the details of that later if the idea is favourable to the ministry.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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