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29-Strong Peacekeeping Contingent Leaves For Sinai

29-Strong Peacekeeping Contingent Leaves For Sinai
The Republic of the Fiji Military Forces Director Peacekeeping Operations and Advisor to the Commander, Liuetenant-Colonel Pacolo Luveni farewells the 29 military personnel at Delta Coy in Nadi before they fly out for Sinai on April 26, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
April 27
11:00 2018

Six military officers and 23 other ranks were farewelled at Delta Coy in Nadi.

The first Republic of the Fiji Military Forces deploy­ment this year to Sinai to serve under the Multina­tional Force and Observers left our shores yesterday.

The 29-strong military personnel that included the com­mand elements of six military officers and 23 other ranks were farewelled at Delta Coy in Nadi.

Director peacekeeping operations and adviser to the Com­mander, Lieutenant- Colonel Pacolo Luveni said they were the first lot to be farewelled by the Commander, Rear Admi­ral Viliame Naupoto.

He thanked them for their sacrifice and willingness to serve the country leaving behind their families and loved ones.

Lieutenant-Colonel Luveni then reminded the military per­sonnel to listen to the advice that had been given from the RFMF Commander if they wanted their work to go according to plan.

“Enjoy your duty and everything else will fall into place, if you follow all the points that the RFMF Commander has emphasised upon you then you won’t go wrong,” Lieutenant-Colonel Luveni said.

“This is the first contingent leaving our shores that has been addressed by the RFMF Commander while personnel were still at Black Rock. He came from Suva to talk to them spe­cifically on their roles and obligations while serving under the MFO.”

Lieutenant-Colonel Luveni said the directive from the Com­mander was for them to uphold the integrity of the institu­tion and their roles as peacekeepers.

Because all these things will help them complete their tour of duty successfully.

“Over the years we have had few disciplinary lapses, which resulted in soldiers being sent back,” he said.

“So what the Commander wants to tell them is to make sure that these guys know and appreciate the big job they are go­ing to do as peace keepers.”

The next contingent is expected to leave our shores for Si­nai next week on Thursday.

Edited by Percy Kean


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