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Hanson heads Tamale Air Force Base

Tamale, July 30, GNA – Group Captain Frank Hanson, former Commander of Ghana Aviation Unit to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, has taken over the baton as the new Commander of the Air Force Base in Tamale.

Tamale, July 30, GNA – Group Captain Frank Hanson, former Commander of Ghana Aviation Unit to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, has taken over the baton as the new Commander of the Air Force Base in Tamale.

     He took over from Air Vice Marshall Griffiths Santrofi Evans, who has been appointed Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre at Teshie in Accra.
     Air Vice Marshall Evans served as Commander of the Air Force Base in Tamale from August 2014 until his new appointment on July 1, this year.
     A contingent of officers from the Air Force Base in Tamale held a change of command parade and pulling-out ceremony at the Base in Tamale on Friday in line with military custom to bid Air Vice Marshall Evans farewell from the Base.
     Air Vice Marshall Evans, before officially handing over the baton of command to the new Commander, thanked the personnel and civilian employees of the Air Force Base in Tamale for the loyalty and dedication shown him during his tenure.
     He said: “I do consider my stewardship in Tamale as one of the proudest moments of my career. “What I have learnt from the people I worked with is unquantifiable and I am grateful to you all.”
     He urged officers and civilian employees of the Air Force Base in Tamale to extend similar cooperation, loyalty, respect and discipline to the new Commander to enable him to succeed.
     The new Commander, Group Captain Hanson said he has high hopes for the Northern Region, adding that the region is improperly tagged as a violent area.
     He urged all including the media to dwell more on the positive things happening in the region.
     He called for respect for customs and compromises on part of all to resolve the challenges confronting the region.

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