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Ghanian Officer Becomes Queen’s First Black Assistant

By Abdul Tukur

Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, a Ghanaian-born officer is to become the first black equerry in British history.

The 38-year-old is a veteran of Afghanistan from the Household Cavalry

According to The Sunday Times, Major Twumasi-Ankrah known as “TA” to his friends, will attend official engagements with the Queen now that the Duke of Edinburgh is set to retire from public life this year.

The former Afghanistan war veteran and officer from the Household Cavalry will take over the role from Wing Commander Sam Fletcher later this year.

The 38-year-old whose role includes welcoming audiences at Buckingham Palace, said he “never imagined that one day I’d command the regiment which I’d fallen in love with.”

He told The Sunday Times: “From what I’ve seen in the UK, our cultures really do mix and if I’m not a good example of that I really don’t know what is.”




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