• Short Summary

    GHANA'S ARMED FORCES WENT ON PARADE IN THE CAPITAL ACCRA SATURDAY (JULY 3) IN THE CLIMAX TO THE COUNTRY'S CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    GHANA'S ARMED FORCES WENT ON PARADE IN THE CAPITAL ACCRA SATURDAY (JULY 3) IN THE CLIMAX TO THE COUNTRY'S CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE.PRESIDENT NKRUMAH TOOK THE SALUTE IN BLACK STAR SQUARE AND LATER AWARDED DECORATIONS TO FOUR SENIOR OFFICERS FOR THEIR PART IN BUILDING UP GHANA'S FORCES.

    THE PARADE WAS TO HAVE BEEN HELD ON INDEPENDENCE DAY ON JULY 1, BUT WAS PUT BACK TO SATURDAY.THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TO WATCH THE VARIOUS CONTINGENTS MARCH SMARTLY ON TO THE SQUARE AND FORM UP IN REVIEW ORDER.

    ALL THREE SERVICES AS WELL AS WOMEN'S AUXILIARY UNITS AND VOLUNTEERS TOOK PART.THERE WAS NO HEAVY EQUIPMENT ON SHOW, BUT THE DRILL - BRITISH STYLE - GAVE AN INDICATION OF THE HIGH STANDARDS WHICH HAVE BEEN REACHED BY THE GHANAIAN ARMED FORCES.

    FINALE TO THE REVIEW WAS THE TROOPING OF THE COLOUR, WITH THE ENTIRE PARADE PASSING THE SALUTING BASE IN SLOW AND THEN QUICK TIME.AS THE UNITS PASSED IN REVIEW, AIRCRAFT OF GHANA'S AIRFORCE FLEW OVERHEAD TO JOIN IN THE SALUTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6R6LQS1M5PSBJ8AWESORFJ6O5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6R6LQS1M5PSBJ8AWESORFJ6O5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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