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Taniela Rogoiruwai

"Rocco"

Taniela Rogoiruwai

(1978 – 2010)

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Taniela Rogoiruwai

Taniela Rogoiruwai
(1978 – 2010)

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Taniela Rogoiruwai

(1978 – 2010)
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This tribute is dedicated to Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai. Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (1 LANCS), serving as part of Combined Force Nad'Ali, was killed in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday 15 June 2010.
Corporal Rogoiruwai was killed in action during a fire-fight with insurgent forces on 15 June 2010 whilst carrying out a patrol to improve security and increase the freedom of movement for local people in Northern Nad-e Ali, Helmand Province.
Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai, known to all as'Rocco', was born in Nausori, in Fiji, on 23 January 1978. He joined the Army in July 2000, initially serving with the 1st Battalion, The King's Own Royal
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Border Regiment before its amalgamation on 01 July 2006.
Throughout his time in the Army he served with distinction, on numerous operations including Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a highly experienced and dedicated Junior Non Commissioned Officer - one who excelled when in command.
He had a tough yet compassionate style and was destined to do well in an environment that he loved. Just before deploying to Afghanistan, he attended and achieved a strong pass on the Platoon Sergeant's Battle Course and he was on course to promote to Sergeant in the near future
Corporal Rogoiruwai relished being in the Army. He possessed loyalty 'in spades' and he had an absolute dedication to the Regiment,
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to the Battalion, to his Company and to the men he served with. He was quietly confident – a man who did not speak unless he had something important to say.
He had a ready smile, a wonderful sense of humour and a grin that reached from one side of his face to other. He was well known and respected across the Battalion as a soldier and as a friend.
He was a strong family man, proud of his heritage and fiercely protective of his wife, Olivia and his young son, Maciu. He loved them dearly. He was also an accomplished and talented sportsman, representing British Army Cyprus at his beloved rugby and the Battalion on numerous occasions at Bobsleigh.
Corporal Rogoiruwai deployed to Afghanistan as
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a Section Commander with 1 Platoon, Anzio Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment in March 2010.
The soldiers of Anzio Company have undoubtedly improved the lives of hundreds of local Afghans during their 3 months in Nad-e Ali by conducting frequent joint security and reassurance patrols with their Afghan National Army colleagues.
Tragically killed doing the job that he loved, and excelled at, he will leave a huge hole which will be very difficult to fill. He will be sorely missed by all members of the Battalion as a comrade and as a much loved friend.
The family of Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai have made the following statement:
"Dan was such a loving husband who dedicated
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his life to his work and especially his family. He will be sorely missed by his friends, workmates and especially by his wife and 3 year old son, Matthew.
"You will always be remembered in our hearts, Daddy. Rest in peace Dan Rogoiruwai."
This online memorial is in memory of Taniela Rogoiruwai who was tragically killed whilst doing his duty. May he rest in peace.
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'IN THE NIGHT OF DEATH, HOPE SEES A STAR, AND LISTENING LOVE CAN HEAR THE RUSTLE OF A WING' - Robert Ingersoll.
Rest in peace Mr. Rogoiruwai.
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This tribute is dedicated to Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai. Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (1 LANCS), serving as part of Combined Force Nad'Ali, was killed in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday 15 June 2010.
Corporal Rogoiruwai was killed in action during a fire-fight with insurgent forces on 15 June 2010 whilst carrying out a patrol to improve security and increase the freedom of movement for local people in Northern Nad-e Ali, Helmand Province.
Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai, known to all as'Rocco', was born in Nausori, in Fiji, on 23 January 1978. He joined the Army in July 2000, initially serving with the 1st Battalion, The King's Own Royal...

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