Comrie appointed Lieutenant Colonel
(ZIZ News) — His Excellency The Governor-General Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP on Tuesday 20th March held a short ceremony at government house in the presence of the Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris at which he presented the Queen’s Commission to Commander Anthony Comrie appointing him as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Saint Christopher and Nevis Defence Force.
“In exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 15 of the St. Christopher and Nevis Defence Force Act Chapter 19.14 of the revised laws of St. Christopher and Nevis, do give to Joseph Anthony Comrie greetings and reposing a special trust in your loyalty courage and good conduct do by these presence constitute and appoint you as Lieutenant Colonel in the St. Christopher and Nevis Defence Force from the 19th day of March 2018.”
The appointment is with effect from Monday 19th March, 2018.
After reading the text of the commission aloud his excellency congratulated Lieutenant Colonel Comrie on his appointment and wished him well. Prime Minister Harris congratulated the newly commissioned lieutenant colonel on his appointment and extended best wishes to him.
“I do wish him all the very best in service to the country in leadership of the Defence Force and I hope that this day will go down in history as a beginning of a new relationship of service of our Defence Force to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. So once again congratulations… on this most significant elevation,” said Prime Minister Harris.
In reading the Queen’s Commission, Sir Tapley stated what is expected of the Lieutenant Colonel.
“You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your duty as an officer in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or in such other rank as you may from time to time hereafter be promoted or appointed, and you are in such manner or on such occasions to exercise and well discipline in their duties such officers and soldiers as may be placed under your orders from time to time and use your best endeavors to keep them in order and disciplined,” stated the Governor General. “I do hereby command all such officers and soldiers to obey you as their superior officer, and you to observe and follow such orders and directions as from time to time you shall receive from me or any of your superior officers….”
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Comrie succeeded Lt Col Patrick Wallace who retired earlier this year.