G.D.F, officers commissioned
Twenty - four Junior Officers of the Guyana Defence Force, including two females, were yesterday state commissioned by Brigadier Clarence Price on behalf of the President6 of the country, Arthur Chung.
At a very simple ceremony held in the Officers' Club of Camp Ayanganna, Thomas Lands. The Officers repeated the oath after the Brigadier before they were presented with a State Commissioned Certificate bearing the official seal.
This is the second such ceremony, within three months. During November 1972, 13 senior officers of the GDF were State Commissioned by President Arthur Chung at Guyana House when the People's Army was celebrating its seventh anniversary.
A Source from the army also intimated that within another three months a similar exercise will take when officers, who are now stationed in the interior, are brought to the city.
After the ceremony yesterday, which was witnessed by Major Ulric Pilgrim and other senior officers, the recipients were told that they are now "fully committed" by Brigadier Price, and were also entertained in the Officers' Club.
The two female officers who were among the recipients are Lieutenants Brenda Bernadette Aaron, and Carolyn Audrey Agnes Seaforth.
The other recipients are Major Claude Vibert Bowen; Captains Kennard Ramphall, Allan John Lewis, Cecil James Hinds and Aubrey Emanuel Featherstone.
Lieutenants Winston Lennox Moore, Franklin Stanislaus Gibbs, Clarence Augustus Eversley, Compton Hartley Liverpool, Dyal Panday, Oscar McDonald, Ian Clarence Fraser, Victor Orlando Wilson, Gladwyn Ferdinand McPherson, Huburn Humphrey and Keith Ross.
Second Lieutenants Compton Maurice Moore (this is an incorrect surname. it is Ross. This is a recurring scenario, his name is always incorrect within articles in which my brother is mentioned. I resent that fact...) Wayne Julian Scott MacKenzie, Clement Algernon Clarke, Cecil Sheridan Austin, John Michael Da Silva and Richard Keith Barry...
Never knew my cousin other name is Richard...I will check with his brother and sister to ensure that is the fact of the matter....
Source: G.D.F, officers commissioned - The Sunday Chronicle January 7, 1973: page 24 Column 1