The Third Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment (3FIR), Bravo Company conducted a Handover ceremony at the Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) Chapel, Queen Elizabeth Barrack (QEB) on Wednesday morning 30th January 2019.
The Command of Bravo Company was handed over from outgoing Officer in Command (OC) Captain (Capt) Arvind Lal to the incoming OC Capt. Epi Vuicuvu in the presence of the 3FIR Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Penioni Naliva which was witnessed by 3FIR officers and Battalion personnel.
RFMF Chaplain Reverend (Rev) Major (Maj) Ilaitia Tuwere blessed his sermon with the story of potter’s clay from the book of Jeremiah Chapter 18, “It symbolizes the in depth of the message God has for His people. As the clay finds its highest purpose when it remains flexible in the hands of the potter, so our lives fulfill their highest purpose when we let our Potter have His way with us.”
CO Lt Col Naliva thanked the outgoing OC Capt Lal for his leadership during his command for upholding the roles of the company. He reminded the new OC Capt Vuicuvu of the task ahead and the welfare of company personnel. He also cautioned coy members to be attentive on what their new OC commands.
“We have witnessed today the handing over of leadership which is a significant occasion and important one and I advised you all to follow the command and maintain or uplift the standard of the company.” Lt Col Naliva added.
The formalities ended with a Fijian traditional handover by Capt Lal presenting a whale’s tooth that signifies the departing of his leadership as Company OC.