The Chairman of the Dahemsy Presidential council, Dr. Justin Ahomadegbe, had decorated seven police officers?
LV & SV Flag raised as President arrives (3 shots)
LV & SV President salutes flag before inspecting police (2 shots)
SV President shakes hands with police (2 shots)
CU French Ambassador
SCU President decorates Captain Moyen
LV President addresses police
SV French Ambassador congratulates officers
SV President shakes hands with officers.
PRESIDENT ARRIVES: INSPECTING POLICE: PRESIDENT SHAKES HANDS WITH POLICE: FRENCH AMBASSADOR: CONGRATULATING OFFICERS.
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Background: The Chairman of the Dahemsy Presidential council, Dr. Justin Ahomadegbe, had decorated seven police officers with the National Order of Dahomey for their work with the police force.
He also created a French technical adviser, Captain Honri Moyen, a Knight of the order.
The ceremony, held last friday (2 June) at Camp Bie Guerra 11, Perte-Nove, was attended by the French Ambassador to Dahomey, M. Louis Delamare, and members of the Defence Secretariat, led by Colonel Alley.
In the absence of the chief of the national police force, a senior officer, Brigadier Barthelemy Ohouens, addressed the recipients of the award and paid tribute to Captain Moyen.
He said the captain had been responsible since May, 1969, in setting up the country's national police school. Since that date, two police courses had graduated and nine advanced training courses had taken place for police officers.
Among its facilities, the school had a formidable obstacle course for combat training.
President Ahomadegbe thanked Captain Meyen for his loyal services to the police force and expressed his gratitude to the French Government for its assistance in the project.
SYNOPSIS: In Ports-Neve, Dahomey, the Chairman of the presidential Council, Dr. Justin Ahemadegbe, arrives at the police force's Camp Bis Guerra 11, for a special ceremony. The event was the presentation of the National Grder of Dahomey to seven police officers for their work with the country's police force.
After the officers had been addressed by a senior officer, in the absence of the police chief, President Ahomadegbe shook hands with the recipients of the award.
The French Ambassador, M. Louis Delamare, watched as the President also created a French technical adviser, Captain Henri Moyen, a knight of the order. The captain had been responsible for setting up the country's national police school in May, 1969. Since then, two police courses had graduated and nine advanced training courses had taken place for officers.