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British Army Fiji Rep: No Face-to-Face Recruitment

All applications happening online. But the 1st Battalion Scots Guards will be here on rugby tour
29 Apr 2019 12:58
British Army Fiji Rep: No Face-to-Face Recruitment
The 1st Battalion Scots Guards will be here on rugby tour and will also join the RFMF during the change of guards march through Suva city on May 25, 2019.

The British High Commission in Suva has cleared speculation and rumours over recruitment for British Army personnel.

It comes after a misleading post on social media went viral saying that  a recruitment team from the British Army was coming to Fiji, rather than the debrief that was carried out early this month.

British Army Support Officer Major Daren Dangerfield confirmed to the Fiji Sun that there was no recruitment happening in Fiji.

“All recruitment is happening online as usual,” he said.

“Online application is free and please be advised about the scams happening all at the same time.

“These are all rumours. People are saying that a team is coming from the UK to Fiji for recruitment. To be honest there’s a team coming for a rugby tour, but not for recruitment.”

However, earlier this month, Major Dangerfield said he had briefed more than 1500 Fijians at the Royal British Legion in Nasese.

The applicants were briefed on some of the things that they would come across should they be selected after applying online from Fiji.

“I advised people present on that day about all the financial problems and pitfalls they’ll have to prepare for if they have been selected for recruitment,” he said.

“This is the all the cost for their air fares, passports, visa and their accommodations while staying in Britain during their training and tests.”

Major Dangerfield added that Fiji makes up approximately 70 per cent of the British Army recruitment from the Commonwealth which is more than 700 people.

Meanwhile, the rugby tour team that would be visiting Fiji is from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

The team is scheduled to arrive on May 19 and will be here until June 3.

As part of the visit the team would be visiting the villagers of the Fijian men who are part of the regiment and at the same time playing rugby matches.

The 1st Battalion Scots Guards will also join the RFMF during the change of guards march through Suva city on May 25 as part of their military collaboration.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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