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by Zeljko Heimer
Flag adopted 10th October 1970, coat-of-arms adopted 4th July 1908
The naval ensign is like the national flag, but white.
Jan Zrzavy, 16 January 1998
The Naval Division of the Royal Fiji Military Forces was formed in 1974, four years after independence. As of about 3 years ago, the Fiji Navy had 6 patrol and coastal craft, 1 training vessel, and a presidential yacht (the Cagidonu). Fiji has traditionally relied heavily on New Zealand for defence arrangements, but since independence most of Fiji's army has been overseas on UN assignments. Apparently this is a major source of revenue for Fiji.
T.F. Mills, 23 May 1999
National Defence: 3600 men (91.7% in Army and 8.3% in Navy). White Ensign. Source: Encyclopaedia Universalis Yearbook, 1998; flag as reported in Album des Pavillons 1990.
Ivan Sache, 24 May 1999