The regimental family is sad to announce the passing of Private Josateki Kautani Matasere. Known to his friends and family as ‘Teki’, he joined the British Army in March 2021, serving with Alma Company, 2nd Battalion in Cyprus providing force protection to the Sovereign Base Area strategic sites. In August 2022 he deployed to Germany on Ex CERBERUS and went on to attend the Sniper Operators Cadre in 2023. He was renowned for his infectious smile, fierce sense of humour and an impressive professional and sporting talent. Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues and friends.
“Private Matasere could light up a room and bring warmth to the coldest of exercises with his contagious smile. Further he could electrify a game of rugby with his fast hands and feet. An earnest and endearing young soldier with huge promise. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his wife, daughter, family and friends. Fortune Favours The Brave.” – Commanding Officer 2 R YORKS, Lt Col M Wade-Smith. #fortunefavoursthebrave #remembrance #remembering