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