24th October 04:40 PM
Scots Guards join RFMF and Police in Change of Guard at State House today
By Lena Reece
Saturday 25/05/2019
British Army today joined their military comrades in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and Fiji Police Force at the Change of Guard march in Suva[Photo:Fijian Government]

A 28 member squad from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards in the British Army today joined their military comrades in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and Fiji Police Force at the Change of Guard march in Suva.

The 1st Battalion Scots Guards who are in the country for a rugby tour and members of the RFMF marched from the Flea Market through Suva City to the President’s residence at Government House for the Change of Guard.

Eight Fijian soldiers serving in the British Army who were part of the march took the time to also meet with their family and friends in Suva.

The Scots Guards and the RFMF demonstrated a show of unity accompanied by the sounds of the Bagpipes as they marched through the Capital City.

The President, Jioji Konrote also hosted a welcoming reception for the Scots Guards at the State House and wished them well for the duration of their stay.

British High Commissioner to Fiji, Melanie Hopkins commended today’s event and says that this will strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

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