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Troops Ready To Do Fiji Proud In Australian Humanitarian Mission

Samuela Daunilakeba.  says he is proud to represent Fiji in reaching out to those who are in need
19 Jan 2020 11:53
Troops Ready To Do Fiji Proud In Australian Humanitarian Mission
AUSTRALIA, HERE THEY COME... Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineering contingent members board a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 at the Nadi International Airport on January 18, 2020. They left to help Australia fight its deadly bushfires. Photo: Australian High Commission

Fijian troops on their way to Australia to assist in the bushfire crisis said they are looking forward to this mission.

Thousands of people have been displaced in Australia as homes and properties were damaged in the bushfire that has cost Australian lives.

23-year old Ordinary Seaman (OS) from the Republic of Fiji Navy, Samuela Daunilakeba said the mission was important to him.

He said it was an opportunity for Fiji to assist Australians affected by the crisis.

“This is my first overseas mission and I am really excited,” he said.

“I am hoping to perform to my very best and assist in whatever way I can. I am proud to represent Fiji in reaching out to those who are in need.”

Private Osea Cawi, of the Third Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment, said the success of the mission would cement Fiji’s commitment in the Vuvale partnership.

“The Vuvale partnership is very important and I am obliged to serve and assist in any way I can,” Mr Cawi said.

“We are proud to assist our brothers who have been affected by the bushfire crisis.”

Members of the RFMF contingent who are heading to Australia.  Photos: DEPTFO News

Members of the RFMF contingent who are heading to Australia. Photos: DEPTFO News

Corporal Apisalome Damaru said he was grateful to be chosen to assist those affected by bushfires in Australia.

“To me this is a worthy cause and I am proud to represent Fiji,” Mr Damaru said.

Members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces contingent on their way to board the Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 at the Nadi International Airport on January 18, 2020.  Photos: Australian High Commission

Members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces contingent on their way to board the Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 at the Nadi International Airport on January 18, 2020. Photos: Australian High Commission

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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