His Excellency, the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote was inaugurated as the Honourary Colonel 1st Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment at the State House.
A 100-men Regimental Guard of Honour was mounted by members of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) as part of the ceremonial event.
Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama, Minister for Defence, National Security, Policing, Rural Maritime and Disaster Management Hon. Inia Seruiratu, Speaker of Parliament and Colonel of the Regiment for the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto and Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu attended a Thanksgiving Church Service.
Also present at the event were members of the ex-servicemen.
President Konrote was also accorded a traditional ceremony which was led by the Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto and members of the RFMF.