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BREAKING: Former President Jerry John Rawlings Dies at 73



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Former President Jerry John Rawlings is reported dead.

It is unclear what caused his death, but reports say he was unwell and was at the intensive care unit at a hospital.

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Mr Rawlings was born in Accra on June 22, 1947, to a Ghanaian mother from Dzelukope, near Keta, in the Volta Region, and a Scottish father.

Background of Rawlings

He was educated at Achimota School where he obtained his General Certificate of Education – ‘O’ Level in 1966.

He enlisted as a Flight Cadet in the Ghana Air Force in August 1967 and was subsequently selected for officer cadet training at the Ghana Military Academy and Training School, Teshie, in Accra.

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In March 1968, he was posted to Takoradi in the Western Region to continue his course.

He passed out in January 1969 as a commissioned Pilot Officer. He won the coveted ‘Speed Bird Trophy’ as the best cadet in flying and airmanship.

He earned the rank of Flight-Lieutenant in April 1978. He was an efficient officer with a close rapport with his men.

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