I and the rest of us that are left behind will never forget him. He was immensely proud of the Pioneers and his Team. Heavily involved in the Fijian community, everyone knew him and his Fijian brothers and family recognised the selfless commitment he made to us in Ambrosden and at the Church. You are an angel in Heaven now looking down on us all, we wish yesterday had never happened and you were still here to phone us and take us out. We both worked as Physical Training Instructors together. I have had the pleasure of knowing Corporal Roberts for a long time.
They were killed in an indirect fire attack on Forward Operating Base Ouellette. This junior commander was the epitome of a Pioneer soldier; brave, fit. Corporal Andrew 'Stevo' Stevenson, 23 Pioneer Regiment RLC, said.
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Two British soldiers killed in a Taliban mortar attack were bomb team from 23 Pioneer Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, died when one of. Two soldiers killed when their base in Afghanistan came under They were members of 23 Pioneer Regiment, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
The squadron has lost one of their finest.
My memorable moment with Sili was when I asked him to aid in building a metal water storage container, he was using the palm of his hand to thump in metal rods. Fit, keen and motivated, he led from the front wherever possible. Email address. He was a well respected team commander who had the skill of being able to motivate his men effectively; deftly choosing his style to get the absolute best out of them.
He struck the right balance; diligent and forward thinking he was always able to step up and to ensure things were moving in the right direction.
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|Heavily involved in the Fijian community, everyone knew him and his Fijian brothers and family recognised the selfless commitment he made to us in Ambrosden and at the Church.
A comedian and an entertainer, everyone knew him in the community. In our close knit and family Regiment, he will always be remembered with pride, for the sacrifice he has made for his country.
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His team were utterly reliable due to his professionalism and leadership abilities. It will not easily be forgotten by people who knew him.
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He always had time to flash you his cheeky grin and to share a bit of banter no matter what the time, day or night. Private Ratu Silibaravi was one of my most experienced soldiers.
A soldier serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force The soldier, from 23 Pioneer Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, was killed in an. A summary of UK personnel killed in Afghanistan since the invasion.
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Rank: Sapper; Age: 23; Unit: 32 Engineer Regiment, Army. Full story. Rank: Cpl; Age: 32; Unit: Royal Logistic Corps, 23 Pioneer Regiment, Army.
Pte Silibaravi was a hugely popular and dedicated member of the Regiment. He was a fine runner and represented the Regiment at athletics.
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Our condolences and thoughts are with his family in Fiji and friends in the UK. He was a soldier with good promotion prospects. His love of a joke and being the centre of entertainment at rugby or having a bowl of grog at the weekend will never leave us.
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|Their team was involved in search operations to clear irrigation ditches and enhance the security of operating bases, as well as providing support to patrolling troops.
It was with great sadness that I learned of the deaths of Corporal Andrew Roberts and Private Ratu Silibaravi; two soldiers who were respected by their colleagues as much for their personalities as for their professionalism and commitment to duty. He was always happy to help out anyone, or take the mick out of anyone, but he was also always happy to help out a friend when they needed it.
He was a keen sportsman who was extremely fit. I consider it an absolute privilege and honour to have served next to him.
A soldier from 23 Pioneer Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the MoD says. His family have been informed.
Private Silibaravi died while serving with 23 Pioneer Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps.
A Fijian born warrior, one of the finest and the best, who died as a true Pioneer. I consider it an absolute privilege and honour to have served next to him. Quite new to the specialist role of an Advanced Searcher, Private Silibaravi was nonetheless showing significant potential and promise for the future.
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Fiji-born Pte Silibaravi joined the Army in and had previously served in Iraq in and Afghanistan in and He had easily taken on the skills required to add value to a team employed in the finding of deadly Improvised Explosive Devices in order that they can be safely disposed of.