Naupoto Re­minds En­gi­neers: Main­tain Skill Level, Be Ready

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En­gi­neers who grad­u­ated yes­ter­day in the Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces were re­minded to main­tain their skills and struc­tured reg­i­mented way of life.

Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces Com­man­der, Rear Ad­mi­ral Vil­iame Naupoto, made the com­ment dur­ing the RFMF en­gi­neers cadet pass­ing-out pa­rade yes­ter­day in Nabua. Sixty-two en­gi­neers grad­u­ated yes­ter­day. He told the grad­u­ates that they must main­tain the skills they learned for the past year of train­ing.

“It is im­por­tant for the en­gi­neers to main­tain the struc­tured reg­i­mented way of life that ac­com­pa­nied the train­ing,” Rear Ad­mi­ral Naupoto said.

“It is not only good for train­ing here but the way of life is good ev­ery­where else as well. The en­gi­neers had an op­por­tu­nity to go out and put their skills into prac­tice dur­ing the Trop­i­cal Cyclone Win­ston re­hab cen­tres around the cyclone af­fected ar­eas.”

He also told the grad­u­ates that there would be some en­gi­neers who would go out for the ter­ri­to­rial force on stand-by ba­sis.

He also told the grad­u­ates that some of them would be posted to the reg­u­lar force and some in the ter­ri­to­rial force, who would be a part of the new bat­tal­ion that the RFMF were form­ing – the Sup­port Bat­tal­ion.

“A part of that bat­tal­ion will be en­gi­neers, doc­tors, nurses, driv­ers and lo­gis­tics peo­ple and this is the bat­tal­ion that we will be pre­par­ing to be ready be­cause they will be the ones re­called back if a dis­as­ter strikes Fiji,” he said.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

RFMF en­gi­neer cadets with RFMF Com­man­der Rear Ad­mi­ral Vil­iame Naupoto and pa­rade com­man­ders fol­low­ing their pass­ing-out pa­rade yes­ter­day.

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