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    Members of the N.L.C. this morning attended a solemn Remembrance Day Service at the Black?

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    LS : Match past by Ghana volunteer force.

    LS : Arrival of General Ankrah

    MS : General Ankrah salutes

    CS : General Ankrah

    Pan/Shot : General Ankrah, Mr. Harlley, Gambia Prime Minister

    CS : General Kotoka

    CS : Mr. Yakubu

    LS : Buglers

    LS : Congregation & Police observing two minutes silence

    LS : Air Force observing two minutes silence

    MS : Priest praying

    LS : Cenotaph

    LS : General walking to the lay the wreath

    MS : General laying wreath

    LS : Mr. Harllye walking to lay the wreath

    MS : Prime Minister of Gambia laying wreath

    LS : General Kotoka walking to lay wreath

    MS : General Kotoka laying wreath

    MS : Mr. Harlley laying wreath.

    MS : Casely Hayford laying wreath

    LS : Congregation looking on


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    Background: Members of the N.L.C. this morning attended a solemn Remembrance Day Service at the Black Star Square in Accra. The service was also attended by a large number of people including the Commander of the Ghana Army, Major-General Bruce, Air Vice Marshal Otu, the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Akuffo-Addo, Chiefs and members of the diplomatic cops. On parade were contingents of the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Red Cross Society, Ghana Legion, Boy Scouts Association, Girl Guides Association, Ghana Army Volunteer Force, St. John's Ambulance Brigade, and Ghana Prison Service. The service was in memory of those who lost their lives in the two world wars. Ghanaians soldiers who died during the U.N. peace-keeping operations in the Congo Kinshasa between 1960, and 1964 were also remembered. In all, eight wreaths were laid for the dead at the Cenotaph which stands at the northern end of the Black Star Square.

    The Chairman of the N.L.C., Lt-General Ankrah, laid the first wreath. He was followed by the Prime Minister of Gambia, Sir David Jawara, who is in the country for a short visit. The General Officer Commanding the Ghana Armed Forces, Major General Kotoka, also laid a wreath on behalf of the Ghana Army. Then came the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Harllye, who is also Vice Chairman of the N.L.C., who laid a wreath on behalf of the Police. The Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Hansen, also laid a wreath on behalf of the Ghana Navy. Others who laid wreaths at the Cenotaph were the Chairman of the Ghana Legion, Mr. A. Casely-Hayford the Acting Dean of the diplomatic corps, Mr. H.A. Biering, Ambassador-of Denmark, and the Paramount Chief of the Ga Traditional Area, Nii Amugit the second.

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