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Photojournalism: The Gallant Officers & men of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces host the UK's Minister of State for the Armed Forces
By Theophilius S. Gbenda
Sep 22, 2005, 22:56

Yesterday, Wednesday September 21st 2005, the proud officers and men of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces hosted the United Kingdom's Minister of State for the Armed Forces, The Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP during a ceremony to mark the handing over of 24 brand new Mercedes benz Trucks donated by Britain to Sierra Leone. Awareness Times newspaper was invited to attend the event and we bring you these pictures from Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Minister Joe Blell and the The Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP at the RSLAF rostrum. The insignia of the RSLAF is seen clearly imprinted on the stand of the rostrum

The British Minister for the Armed Forces, The Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP proceeds to address the audience

Minister Joe Blell addresses the audience

Major General Sam Mboma, the Chief of Defence Staff of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces listens intently.

UK High Commissioner Dr. John Mitchener listens intently also

Minister Joe Blell hands over a gift to The Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP

The Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP poses for Awareness Times cameras as he hands over a gift of the British Insignia to Minister Joe Blell

Some of the 24 brand new mercedes benz trucks lined up

The Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP and Minister Joe Blell test one of the brand new trucks

Minister Joe Blell chats with High Commissioner Dr. John Mitchener

Provost Marshall in charge of the Military Police speaking yesterday

Lt. Colonel Ambrose Sheku Koroma, the Officer in Charge of overseeing the payment of dues to the beneficiaries of the soldiers Killed In Action (KIA) in Sierra Leone.

Brigadier Robert Yira Koroma, the Joint Force Commander makes a point inside one of the conference rooms at the Cockeril Headquarters yesterday

Mr. Theophilus Sahr Gbenda, the acting editor of Awareness Times, processing the pictures at his desk yesterday before uploading them online for the world wide web.

To learn more about the activities of the RSLAF, you may telephone the Director of Information at Defence Headquarters, Mr. Adolphus Samuels on (232)-22-29-29-29

Click here to learn more about the Rt Hon. Adam Ingram



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