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Private Singh Ready For Duty

  Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Private Artika Singh views her first “tour of duty” as a dream come true and a chance to learn. “I have always wanted
07 Jun 2018 10:00
Private Singh Ready For Duty
(Standing from left): Private Lelea Baleikasavu, Pte Aditora Tamani, Pte Artika Singh, Pte Maria Bogi, Lance Corporal Erelia Rokovosa, Pte Makarita Liku, (Front from left): Pte Taleri Qeranatabua, Pte Salote Sewe and Pte Matelita Marama. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

 

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Private Artika Singh views her first “tour of duty” as a dream come true and a chance to learn.

“I have always wanted to be a soldier ever since I was little. To be in the RFMF is a dream come true. Now to be given a chance for TOD is indescribable and I just cannot wait to learn as much as I can, wherever and whenever I can,” Private Singh said.

The 23-year-old was recruited during the second group of basic recruit training in 2015 called the BRC 2/2015 and is one of the nine women in the 106-strong contingent bound for Iraq this month.

They are part of the rotation of Fijian soldiers serving as the United Nations guard force.

Now going on her fourth year as a soldier with the RFMF, Private Singh said she was up for the challenge laid before her.

“I am looking forward and feeling really good at the moment to be given this chance and I just want to go out there and do my best for my platoon and for my country Fiji,” she said.

The former Savusavu Secondary School student said she was comfortable with the distance from her family because she was only focused on doing her best in service to the RFMF and Fiji.

She is joined by Private Lelea Baleikasavu, Pte Aditora Tamani, Pte Maria Bogi, Lance Corporal Erelia Rokovosa, Pte Makarita Liku, Pte Taleri Qeranatabua, Pte Salote Sewe and PTE Matelita Marama. Edited by Epineri Vula

Feedback:  peni.komaisavai@fijisun.com.fj



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