Servicemen told to emulate selfless contribution of fore bearers



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Mildred Siabi-Mensah,GNA

Apremdo (WR), Jan.
25, GNA – Servicemen of the Ghana Armed Forces have been urged to learn from
the selfless contribution of their fore bearers who wholeheartedly served the
nation in diverse ways particularly during 
the world wars.

Lieutenant General
Peter Augustine Blay, a Former Commander of the Ghana Armed Forces said there
was the need for the present generation to uphold the legacy of the old which
hinged on determination, selflessness, discipline, dedication to duty despite
the situation.

The former Commander
at the 75th Drum-Head Service in Memory of the Battle of Myohaung,
said the fast changing world called for effective collaboration between
national and international peace agencies to strengthen peace and stability.

The memorial
service, marked every twenty third day of January had become significant in the
activities of the Forces to remind men of the service the sacrifice and the
singular victory won over the Japanese at Myohaung, the ancient capital of the
Arakanese Kings which lies in the valley of the River Kakadan.

The colourful but
solemn ceremony saw the display of how the veterans mounted their drums as
church houses where colours of the command were kept in the battlefield.

The “Unit
Mascot, Corporal Charles II”, which represented the spirit and soul of the
command was also on display.

The Anniversary of
the Battle of Myohaung has been chosen as an annual event to remember the whole
Royal West African Frontier Forces.

The Forces whose
rank included major units from Nigeria, Gold Coast, Sierra Leone and Gambia
advanced on convergent axis and met and emerged victorious but not without
serious sacrifice including loss of lives by the gallant soldiers on that
fateful day in 1945.