By a presidential decree issued yesterday afternoon, the Armed Forces. Chiefs have been replaced, this?
Lt-General Ioannis Davos arriving at the GHO, inspects the Guard of Honour and shakes hands with the retiring Chief of the Army Lt-Gen. Andreas Galatsanos and the chief of the Navy Rear-Admiral Petres Arapakis, The Airforce Chief Vice-Air Commodore Papanicolaou and other officers.
General Dionyssios Arbouzis, the new armed Forces chief, accompanied by the retiring Armed Forces Chief General Gregorios Bonanos, arrive at the GHQ inspects the guard of honour, and shakes hands with the leaving Greek Army Chief Lt-Gen.A.Galatsanos, the Navy chief Arapakis, the Airforce Chief Papanicolaou and other high ranking officers
They enter the building of the Pentagon.
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Background: By a presidential decree issued yesterday afternoon, the Armed Forces. Chiefs have been replaced, this being necessary after the fall of the Junta. Thus, former Armed Forces chief, Lt-General Dionyssios Arbouzis (replaced by the Junta in 1976), is being brought back to active service, promoted to General and placed at the head of the Armed Forces, while Lt-General Ioannis Davos, until now commander of the 3rd Army Corps, takes over the leadership of the Army. General Gregorios Bonanos and Lt- General Andreas Galatsanos, Chief of the Armed Forces and the Army respectively, are being retired. The new chief took over their positions yesterday afternoon at Athens General head quarters.