2BN celebrates Battle of Myohaung

The Second Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Armed Forces Saturday has marked the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Myohaung at a colourful ceremony at Apremdo.

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They exhibited brisk march pass and displayed beautiful colours of the three arms of the military as they were commandeered by Captain Yaw Omari-Boateng.

Armed ForcesThe ceremony was attended by the Regional Security Council which comprised heads of the security agencies in the region.

Mr Augutine Osei Bonsu, Regional Chairman of the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG), chronicled the history of the Battle of Myohaung which was fought in the Second World War in 1945.

The Royal West African Frontier Forces which were made up of soldiers from the Gold Coast (now Ghana), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia defended the flag of the British Government against the Japanese.

The 81st and 82nd Divisions of the forces from West Africa defeated the Japanese at Myohaung, the ancient capital of the Arakanese Kings.

The military celebrated the historic victory annually to remember the gallant soldiers that lost their lives in that battle.

The Deputy Western Regional Minister and aspiring Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Mr Alfred Ekow Gyan graced the occasion.

GNA

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