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Unified Through History

This year marks 148 years of shared history between the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Po­lice Force. For nearly half of those years, the Sukuna Bowl has served as the crowning glory of the annual sport­ing calendar.
19 Nov 2022 15:39
Unified Through History
The Armed Native Constabulary on parade in Levuka circa 1876.

This year marks 148 years of shared history between the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Po­lice Force. For nearly half of those years, the Sukuna Bowl has served as the crowning glory of the annual sport­ing calendar.

The service legacy of the nation’s security forces dates back to the humble origins of the Armed Native Constabu­lary in 1874.

From a single ‘paramilitary force’, the separate roles of the military and Police became more well-defined in the early 1900s.

The two institutions evolved into contemporary forces but kept their customary bond in their mandated responsibili­ties of service to the nation – through upholding internal security and stability at home, and peace support and stabil­ity operations abroad.

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Story By: Major Atonio Nagauna



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