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Parade stuns crowd

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, July 05, 2014

BRAVING the heat yesterday morning, 560 proud young men from Queen Victoria School stunned teachers, parents and onlookers with their impressive passing-out parade at Albert Park in Suva.

In his address to the blue and white-clad QVS cadet corp, commissioner central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said he was "stunned with the outstanding display of both marching and arms drill that keep improving every year".

On a serious note, Lt-Col Tuitubou said it was paramount that the young men worked to foster a spirit of self-reliance.

"It will need some hard work and dedication on your part. You need to be as self-reliant as a settlement and as a village, which can be achieved through teamwork," Lt-Col Tuitubou said.

"It will need transparency and accountability on the part of our leaders and the trust of the followers.

"We need to be self-reliant as religious groups, only then can we be self-reliant or maybe not too dependent as a nation."

Having watched the parade yesterday by the students, Lt-Col Tuitubou said the drills and co-ordinated movements were a display of admirable discipline and obedience.

"I'm stunned with the outstanding display of both marching and arms drill that keep improving every year. The general turnout is spotless and the standard portrayed is outstanding.

"I'm confident to say that we are equally impressed with your dedication and most obvious is your pride in the uniform you wear and your achievement today."

Notable achievements Bau House won Best Company in Drills; Verata House won Best Company in Barracks, Pontoon Commander 12 Ratu Isikeli Cawanikawai scooped Best Cadet; and Parade Commander and head boy Corry Grenier was awarded the Baton of Honour.

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