Ghanaians are out there flying our flag so high it’s becoming very difficult to play catch up.
Last week, we introduced y’all to Officer Cadet Gershon Anerboi Abbey, an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces who recently completed his studies at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England with flying colours.
In fact, he was the best international officer who graduated from the RMA Sandhurst this year at the Sovereign’s Parade that Prince William attended on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
At the parade, OCdt Abbey was presented with the International Sword of Honour by Prince William on behalf of the Queen for being the best international officer in his graduating class.
The International Sword of Honor is the premier award available to international officers; it is presented to the best International Officer Cadet and OCdt Abbey, who is the latest of over 160 Ghanaian Army Officers to graduate from Sandhurst, beat stiff competition from officers drawn from across the world.
This is a historic achievement by a young officer who has delivered a performance that has been described as ‘superb’.
OCdt Abbey’s achievement is immense and it is historic – no other Ghana Army Officer has received this prestigious award.
Yes… he is the first Ghanaian officer to receive such an award!
Prince William met OCdt Abbey on the parade ground when he inspected the military parade…
The two were reunited later at a reception held for the graduating class with the Prince in attendance.
OCdt Abbey will return to Ghana shortly after the Parade to assume his duties with the Ghana Army. Meanwhile, three of his colleagues continue their training at RMA Sandhurst, seeking to emulate his success.
Congratulations again, OCdt Abbey.