The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has held a Requiem Mass in honour of late Lieutenant General Emmanuel Alexander Erskine (Rtd) at the St George’s Garrison Anglican Church, Burma Camp on Thursday, 27 May 2021.
A sermon delivered by Rt Rev Colonel John Otoo (Rtd) described the late General as one though a Commander of troops for war was also someone very religious, hungry and thirsty for \world peace with a spirit of volunteerism and whose selflessness became the driving force that propelled St George’s Anglican Church, Burma Camp into the limelight.
He said Generals were made to lead their troops to fight but this one was a peacemaker who taught his soldiers and the world how to make peace. He admonished all gathered to emulate his exploits. Rt Rev Colonel Otoo (Rtd) said, the annals of the peace process in the Middle East can never be written without General Erskine’s feats.
The Church eulogized Lieutenant General Erskine (Rtd) for his contributions to their current Basilica under construction which was unveiled, dedicated and commissioned in his memory.
The Mass was graced by the family of the late General Erskine, National Security Coordinator and Former Ambassador to Liberia, Sierra Leone & Mali, Major General Francis Adu-Amanfoh (Rtd), Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral IA Yakubu, Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters, Major General Nicholas Peter Andoh, Commandants MATS, Major General CKAA Awity, Chief of Defense Intelligence, Brigadier General AY Nsiah, former Chiefs of Army Staff, former Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ohene Kwapong (Rtd), former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Mantey (Rtd), former Commissioner Customs & Preventive Service, Major General Modey (Rtd), former Commandants Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Major General K Yankson, President of the Retired Commissioned Officers Association, Brigadier General Oppong-Kyekyeku and some senior officers.
Lieutenant General Erskine aged 86 is survived by a wife and eight children.