The Sunshine squad

The 12 women who were recruited into the British Army from Fiji in 1961. Picture: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF FIJI

THEY were given the name ‘The Sunshine Squad’ by London’s Daily Mirror back in 1961 after they touched down in England. The 12 women were the first Fijian women to be recruited by the British Army. It was an exciting prospect and a daunting task as the young women tried to adapt to the cold […]

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