66 Artillery Regiment holds pulling-out ceremony for Commanding Officer

Lt. Col. Amengor salutes as he is being pulled out of the regiment in accordance with military custom

Lt. Col. Amengor salutes as he is being pulled out of the regiment in accordance with military custom

An emotional pulling-out ceremony was held for Lt. Colonel S.K. Amengor, former Commanding Officer of the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho on Tuesday.

This was after he handed over the baton of command of the unit to Lt. Colonel B.B. Pantoah, past troop leader, adjutant, intelligence officer, Master Gunner and artillery battery commander, at the unit.

Lt. Colonel Amengor, who served the regiment as commanding officer for almost four years, is now assigned to the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College at Teshie, near Accra as a directing staff.

In a farewell message, he said he was delighted that the regiment had maintained good relations with the civilian population over the years.

He, therefore, entreated officers and men of the unit to continue to protect that legacy of peace.

In addition, he urged them to extend the same cooperation he enjoyed from them to to his successor.

The Brigadier General T. Oppong-Pepprah, General Officer Commanding the Southern Command, who was the guest of honour, commended the Regiment for its valiant role in maintaining security in the Volta Region, saying “your steadfastness and determination to succeed in the midst of operational and administrative challenges are laudable”.

Some members of the public who turned up for the event shed tears uncontrollably as Lt. Col. Amengor was being ‘pulled out’ of the barracks.

 

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

 

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