Harry and Meghan Fiji visit: Guests arrive for unveiling of Labalaba statue

Derek Derenalagi and his family at Nadi Airport this morning. Picture: SITERI SAUVAKACOLO

GUESTS have started to arrive at Nadi Airport for the unveiling of the statue of the ‘original Rambo’ by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The late Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba was a Fijian member of the elite British Special Air Service who single-handedly held off 250 attackers from taking an army base 46 years ago during the Battle of Mirbat in Dhafor, Oman, 43 years ago.

The unveiling of the statue will be the royal couple’s final official engagement in Fiji before travelling to Tonga

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