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3FIR Infantry Week Ends Today

  The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Third Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment (3FIR) is observing its infantry week this week. As part of the observance the 3FIR has been
22 Jun 2018 10:00
3FIR Infantry Week Ends Today
Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto (front, second from left) with soldiers cleaning up the Laucala Bay shoreline on June 20, 2018. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

 

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Third Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment (3FIR) is observing its infantry week this week.

As part of the observance the 3FIR has been engaged in a number of activities.

On Wednesday 3FIR Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel Penioni Naliva said they planted mangroves along the Laucala Bay shoreline, opposite Bidesi Park.

“We were very pleased to have the Commander of the RFMF, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, joining us during the mangrove planting,” he said.

Yesterday, the infantry was cleaning up around the Queen Elizabeth Barracks (QEB) in Nabua.

Lieutenant-Colonel Naliva said the 3FIR infantry week would end today with a church service at the QEB Chapel.

Meanwhile, 204 RFMF recruits are in Lololo forest in the interior of Ba for their basic training.

RFMF’s operations chief staff officer Major Lepani Damuni paid them a visit yesterday.

The recruits, he said, were undergoing 12 weeks of training; their passing-out parade is on July 2.

The recruits have been at Lololo forest since June 15. They return to the Army Training Group (ATG) in Nasinu tomorrow. Some of the recruits would be picked to undergo the officers’ training course at the Officers Training School in Vatuwaqa, Suva.

Some will join the regular force while the rest join the territorial force (TF). Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback: maikab@fijisun.com.fj



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