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Naupoto Stresses Loyalty

The Commander of the Repub­lic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Rear Admiral Vil­iame Naupoto, reminded senior of­ficers and other ranks that the No­vember 2000, incident must never happen again. He
03 Nov 2018 11:37
Naupoto Stresses Loyalty
RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto laying a wreath to remember the three loyal soldiers who was killed during the November 2000 mutiny at Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Commander of the Repub­lic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Rear Admiral Vil­iame Naupoto, reminded senior of­ficers and other ranks that the No­vember 2000, incident must never happen again.

He was speaking at a memorial parade at the headquarters of the RFMF Third Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment (3FIR) Memorial Ceno­taph at Queen Elizabeth Barracks (QEB), Nabua, yesterday.

“We are here to honour our com­rades for the life they lost and the families they left behind in their stand for the institution,” he said.

“We will always come here and re­member them every year.”

He said those involved in the mu­tiny were influenced by others and they made the wrong decision to at­tack the institution.

But, these loyal soldiers he said stood by their oath of allegiance to the RFMF and protected the institu­tion.

He reminded all those at the parade that what had happened in Novem­ber 2000 must never happen again.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Ro Liku Vosailagi said she was nine years old when her father Osea Rokosiri­navosa was shot dead while working on his computer. “I will always miss my father,” she said.

Liku Veilewai, wife of the late Jone Temo Veilewai, said she missed her loving husband.

Mrs Veilewai works at Fletcher Construction in Lami.

Salanieta Rawaileba, wife of Simi­one Rawaileba, also misses her late husband.

She is employed by the RFMF.

They all thanked Government for the three-bedroom houses given to them. These houses were construct­ed by the RFMF Engineers.

Edited by Percy Kean

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