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Plans for RFMF

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PLANS are afoot to send 1000 Territorial Force soldiers on overseas peacekeeping duties every year.

This was revealed by the outgoing military commander and Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama during a farewell church service at Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on Sunday.

He said part of the plan was to deploy 500 officers to the Middle East while the other 500 would replace regular force soldiers who had completed duties there.

The RFMF, Commodore Bainimarama said, had also planned for all new recruits, after spending two years in the force, to either join the territorial force or reserves.

He said the reserves or territorial force would be absorbed into the regular force if space was available.

Commodore Bainimarama said the relationship among the soldiers had always been intact from the beginning and he hoped such a connection would continue.

The departing commander said his decision to step down would not affect the military's operations.








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