Australian Defence Force (ADF) handed over band equipment to the Royal Solomon Island Police Force band today at Rove police headquarters on 30 November 2023.
Australia’s Defence Advisor to Solomon Islands, Lieutenant Colonel Justin Bywater has handed over the brass band musical equipment to RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau in the presence of RSIPF band and ADF officers.
Commissioner Mangau said, “I on behalf of the ranks and file of the RSIPF and people of Solomon Island want to thank you for the great support the ADF has been supporting the RSIPF with. Today you have handed over this new equipment to the RSIPF band.”
Mr. Mangau said, “These equipment will help RSIPF police band on their engagements in the community as stipulated in the RSIPF strategic direction to engage with the community.
He urged the band officers to look after these equipment as they are very expensive.
Mangau further acknowledged the gift from the government and people of Australia through ADF.
After the handing over ceremony, a live band performance was conducted by the RSIPF and ADF on their playlist as part of the preparation for official closing ceremony of the 17th Sol2023 Pacific Games on Saturday.
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