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Fiji Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (FRNVR) sailors onboard HMS Warrior off Malden Island in May, 1957. Chief Petty Offi cer Inoke Bainimarama (second from the left in the middle row). Picture: press-fi les.anu.edu.au/Cagimudre Lewenilovo

ON July 11, 1957, about 300 Fijians were at the Suva wharves to welcome home the Fiji Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (FRNVR) men who had returned on board the frigate HMNZS Rotoiti and the HMNZS Pukaki from Christmas Island. This newspaper, on July 12, reported that the men had been away for about three-and-a-half months […]

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