A British Army Veteran who has been granted the right to remain in the UK after being threatened with deportation said today he is a "happy man" now that his case had been resolved.
Filimone Lacanivalu, who failed to make a formal request to remain in the UK after he left the Army, told BBC Radio 4's Today: "I was not aware of that because I did not receive any instructions from the Army itself or the Ministry of Defence before I left the forces."
I have been in the forces, I've put in effort, sacrificed my life for this country. I just think to stay here will be a benefit, there's more opportunities...
I was not aware of that because I did not receive any instructions from the Army itself or the Ministry of Defence before I left the forces.
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