Gran­dad Proud

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Laitia Savai, 89, yes­ter­day con­grat­u­lated his grand­son Nav­i­ta­lai Bo­la­sui for be­ing named the most out­stand­ing trainee in gunnery at the Fi­jian Navy pass­ing-out pa­rade at To­galevu Naval Base yes­ter­day.

Mr Bo­la­sui was awarded the Com­man­der Koroilavesau Tro­phy as his grand­fa­ther looked on.

“I’m re­ally proud of his achieve­ment,” Mr Savu said.

Mr Bo­la­sui said he al­ways loved to see navy ships and sailors and was al­ways in­ter­ested in study­ing weapons and how they were used. “That’s why I joined the navy,” he said,

Dur­ing the 12-week train­ing he learned about the weapons used in the navy and was now able to dis­man­tle and fix them.

Mr Bo­la­sui said he would trea­sure the ad­vice by the Com­man­der of the Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces (RFMF), Rear Ad­mi­ral Vil­iame Naupoto, on re­spect.

He said he did not re­gret leav­ing his job as a boiler maker at the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) to join the Fi­jian Navy.

Mr Bo­la­sui hails from Nakalawaca Vil­lage, Tailevu.

Photo: Ronald Ku­mar

Fi­jian Navy 2018 Out­stand­ing trainee in gunnery and re­cip­i­ent of the Com­man­der Koroilavesau Tro­phy, Nav­i­ta­lai Bo­la­sui, with his grand­fa­ther, Ilaitia Savai at the Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces Naval Squadron Viti Train­ing Base in To­galevu on May 17,...

Photo: Ronald Ku­mar

Ash­nit Cha­ran is con­grat­u­lated by his fam­ily from Labasa on May 17, 2018.

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