Change of Baton Between GHANBATT 86 and 87

The Commanding Officer of UNIFIL GHANBATT 87, Lt Col Frank Gyebi-Abrokwah, took over command at a handing over of baton of authority and the power of kindle ceremony from his predecessor, Lt Col Abass Atuluk at the Battalion Headquarters at Al-Qouzah on Friday, 2 October 2020.

The baton and the power of kindle which represents the physical and spiritual aspect of change of authority is an indication of continuous togetherness and esprit de corps amongst troops.

In his remarks, the Deputy Force Commander (DFC), Brigadier General INA Aryeetey, thanked the outgoing Commanding Officer, Lt Col Abass Atuluk for a successful tour. He wished the last chalk of Ghanbatt 86 a safe flight back home after all the challenges prior to their departure due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Adding that it was always good to learn from every challenge.

He congratulated the incoming CO for a successful taking over of authority and advised personnel of GHANBATT 87 to stay alert and observe all the Covid-19 protocols that had been put in place.