• Short Summary

    A number of awards were presented in a ceremony at the State House in Freetown on Saturday (10 April).

  • Description

    1.
    GV State House - Official Residence of Governor-General (2 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    SV Guests seated
    0.19

    3.
    CU Ghanaian Ambassador seated
    0.22

    4.
    SCU Prime Minister, Dr. Stevens, seated with acting Governor-General's wife
    0.29

    5.
    SV Acting Governor-General at microphone
    0.34

    6.
    SV Guests
    0.37

    7.
    SV Businessman (Mr. Gooding) receives MBE from Governor-General (2 shots)
    0.47

    8.
    LV Guests applaud
    0.51

    9.
    SV Mr. Samuel Fortunatus Bradford Campbell receives his MBE
    0.58

    10.
    SV Guests
    1.04

    11.
    SV Mr. J.N.E.G. Smith (Commissioner of Police) receives Police Medal
    1.10

    12.
    SV Guests
    1.15

    13.
    SV Deputy Police Commissioner Koroma receives Police Medal
    1.28

    14.
    SV Guests applaud
    1.31

    15.
    SV Assistant Supt. of Police Elizabeth Ayo receives Police Medal
    1.36

    16.
    SV Guests applaud
    1.41

    17.
    GV Governor-General's residence
    1.44



    Initials OS/1505 JH/OS/1530



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A number of awards were presented in a ceremony at the State House in Freetown on Saturday (10 April). Honours from both Britain and Sierra Leone were presented in the ceremony which was attended by the Prime Minister, the Acting Governor-General and members of the diplomatic corps.

    SYNOPSIS: The State house in Freetown, the official residence of the Governor General, was the scene on Saturday of an award ceremony at which a number of honours were distributed Among the guests were representatives of the diplomatic corps in Freetown.

    The Ghanaian Ambassador was present, dressed in native attire for the occasion.

    Prime Minister Dr. Siaka Stevens attended the awards ceremony. He sat next to the wife of the Acting Governor-General, Justice C.D.E. Lole. Justice Lole awarded the honours to the recipients.

    Among the first to receive an award was a businessman, Mr. Joscelyn Bishop Gooding, who was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire.

    Mr. Samuel Fortunatus Bradford Campbell was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Mr. Campbell, who is blind, is Principal of the Milton Margai School for the Blind.

    The Sierra Leone Police Medal for Meritorious Service was awarded to Police Commissioner Mr. Jenkins Nicholas Edmund George Smith.

    Deputy Police Commissioner Mr. James Kalie Koroma was awarded the Queen's Police Medal.

    Assistant Police Superintendent Elizabeth Ayo During was also awarded the Sierra Leone Police Medal.

    Following the ceremonies, light refreshments were served on the State House grounds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABA6Q6OY5GCB2XEIYRUL4CQB8W
    Media URN:
    VLVABA6Q6OY5GCB2XEIYRUL4CQB8W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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