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Military Scopes For Best Shooters

Top candidates will represent RFMF at shooting competition in Australia in April The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Inter Unit Shooting Competition was formally opened by the Commanding Officer
28 Jan 2019 10:00
Military Scopes For Best Shooters
The Third Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment (CO3FIR) team during a shooting practise at Rifle Range ground in Vatuwaqa, Suva. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

Top candidates will represent RFMF at shooting competition in Australia in April

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Inter Unit Shooting Competition was formally opened by the Commanding Officer of the Third Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment (CO3FIR) Lieutenant Colonel Penioni Naliva on January 23, 2019, at the Vatuwaqa Rifle Range ground.

He said the aim of the shooting competition was to find the best possible candidates to represent the RFMF at the shooting competition in Australia scheduled for April this year.

“This is an important event to us as it continues to develop the shooting skill of our men.

I’m glad that most of the units had their own shooting competition before we conducted the RFMF shooting competition this year. I’m sure we will find new talented and skilled marksmen for the shooting competition. The ultimate aim of shooting is to master all weapons and become a sniper, which is one skill that we are trying to redevelop in to the RFMF,” Lt-Col Naliva said.

He also said this was a basic skill that every soldier had to acquire and must obtain upon their entry in the RFMF.

Master Coach Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Eliki Bera said the reason for this competition was to identify RFMF personnel who possessed weaponry skills to partake in the 10-person team to compete with other countries in the Australianshooting 1

Army Skills Arms Meet (AASAM) in Australia.

“We will select a team and prepare them for the competition as we have only one-month training before we leave for Australia in March. Time may not be in our favour, but we will train hard and remain committed to the major task at hand.

“The team will really need to sacrifice and concentrate on training since we will be up against our comrades from the UK, US, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia and other countries that take part in the AASAM completion annually. Once we select the team, we will refine the men before departing for Australia,”Warrant officer Bera said.

Source: RFMF Media Cell

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