THE family of the Fijian woman in the British Army reported to have given birth to a baby boy in Camp Bastion in Afghanistan is still in the dark over the events that has been highlighted in the overseas media.
Daily Mail in the UK named the Fijian woman yesterday, claiming she was a 28-year-old who had led the Fiji football side to a Pacific Games outing a few years back.
The British newspaper reported that the Fijian woman was a bombardier in the Royal Artillery who was fighting the Taliban until she went into labour.
It said the (British) Ministry of Defence was yet to disclose where she and her son are being treated, only speculating that they were at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
"We have not heard anything from the British High Commission or the British Army," the Fijian soldier's father told The Fiji Times yesterday.
"The only thing we have to go by is what the media is reporting. It is very unfair that we have to be informed this way and we have simply lost the trust that we have on the British on confidential matters like this."
The disappointed father of the Fijian soldier said they would get in touch with the British High Commission today to voice their concern over why the family was not informed first.
Daily Mail reported that the birth came just four days after the Taliban's deadly attack on Camp Bastion that was intended to kill Prince Harry.
The Fijian woman is reported to have complained of severe stomach pains, and was rushed into a surgical theatre at Camp Bastion, the biggest British base in Helmand province, where the baby was delivered six weeks premature.
The pediatricians flew in to escort her back to the UK.
It is reported that this is the first time a British soldier has given birth on the frontline.
Before the birth, the Fijian woman underwent tough physical testing which consisted of a five mile run as well as press-ups and sit-ups before being passed fit to serve in the war zone.