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    THE MILITARY SECRETARY OF THE BRITISH ARMY, LT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS C.H. PEARSON, VISITED GHANA AT?

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    THE MILITARY SECRETARY OF THE BRITISH ARMY, LT-GENERAL SIR THOMAS C.H. PEARSON, VISITED GHANA AT THE WEEKEND TO TAKE THE SALUTE AT THE PASSING OUT PARADE OF CADETS OF THE GHANA MILITARY ACADEMY AT TESHIE.

    ONLY HOURS AFTER HIS ARRIVAL FROM LONDON, SIR THOMAS PAID A COURTESY CALL ON THE ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION, MR. HARLLEY AT OSU CASTLE. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF, MAJOR-GENERAL AMENU, AND THE DEFENCE ADVISER TO THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, COLONEL SENIOR. INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS TOOK PLACE DURING THE VISIT.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY (SATURDAY) THE BRITISH ARMY SECRETARY TRAVELLED TO TESHIE WITH THE GHANA MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MR. KWESI LAMPTEY. HE WAS GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE ANNUAL ACADEMY GRADUATION PARADE, WHICH PRODUCED TWENTY-NINE NEW OFFICER-CADETS.

    ALSO PRESENT WERE THE CHIEF OF JUSTICE, MR. AKUFFO ADDO, MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF, LT.-GENERAL OTU, ALL THE COMMANDERS OF THE VARIOUS WINGS OF THE GHANA ARMED FORCES AND THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MR. YAKUBU.

    SIR THOMAS COMMENDED GHANIAN SOLDIERS FOR THE PART THEY PLAYED IN THE WORLD WARS AND ALSO DURING THE CONGO OPERATIONS, ASKED THE CADETS TO LIVE UP TO THE TRADITION OF MAGNIFICENT QUALITIES AND BUILT UP THEIR PREDECESSORS. HE NOTED WITH INTEREST THE CORDIAL RELATIONS STILL EXISTING BETWEEN GHANA AND BRITAIN FOR EXCHANGE OF MILITARY IDEA AND SOLDIER TRAINING. SIR THOMAS SAID HE FELT HONOURED TO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO BE PRESENT AT THE PARADE.

    THEN CAME THE AWARDS TO DESERVING CADETS. THESE INCLUDED THE SWORD OF HONOUR; THE MILITARY CANE; THE ACADEMIC CANE; THE SPEEDBIRD TROPHY AND PILOT WINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADR33B9ZWUVUYAJ3717RPG9UL5
    Media URN:
    VLVADR33B9ZWUVUYAJ3717RPG9UL5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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