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Fijian ex-soldier wins bid to stay

A former soldier from Fiji has won his battle to stay in the UK after issuing a personal appeal to David Cameron. Filimone Lacanivalu - who served with the Army for nine years - was facing deportation after he failed to fill in the necessary forms.

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Fijian former soldier: I'm a happy man

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.

– Former soldier Filimone Lacanivalu

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