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PM calls for unity

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 15, 2014

WHEN military Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama steps down on February 28, the appointment of the new commander will not change the course the Republic of Fiji Military Forces has charted in building a better Fiji for all.

This was the sentiment from Commodore Bainimarama who inspected his last passing-out parade at the Force Training Group in Nasinu yesterday.

Speaking to the 256 new recruits, he warned them not to be manipulated by external factors.

"Do not allow yourselves to be manipulated by external pressures and influences. We need to be united now more than ever," he said.

Commodore Bainimarama reminded the soldiers to realise the importance of camaraderie, friendship and building close personal relationships with others.

"It is a job that I have held for the last 15 years. It is a job I have come to love and will treasure for the rest of my life.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my 39 years of my service in the RFMF. As I said at the start, this passing-out parade is a special occasion for me — the last time I will officiate at such a parade as commander of the RFMF.

He told the soldiers he had made lifelong friends and had the most interesting, sometimes remarkable, experiences.

"I am proud to have been called to lead our soldiers and sailors for the last 15 years. It has been my privilege to lead and my privilege to serve.

"We need to depend on each other, to trust each other, to work together as a team no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in.

"I urge you all to look after one another, be loyal to each other and above all, be loyal to the RFMF and the great nation you serve."








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