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GDF Instructors allegedly assault Officer Cadet

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday announced that it has launched an investigation into an alleged assault of an Officer Cadet by his training instructors at the Colonel John Clarke Military School in Tacama.

The incident allegedly occurred between Wed 13th August and Thu 14th August during a training exercise in Tacama.

TheGDF said the Officer Cadet was first brought to the Base Ayanganna Medical Centre then taken to the GPHC where he was seen by a specialist. He is currently under the care of the Force Medical Officer in Ayanganna where he was also visited by his parents.

According to the army, Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips has ordered that a Board of Inquiry be convened immediately to unearth all issues relating to this incident. Further, he wishes to reiterate that the Force does not condone violence in any form against its ranks.