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Jan 31, 2005

New commandant takes over at BDF

Story PictureThe following day in Ladyville the leadership of the Belize Defence Force changed hands as Brigadier General Cedric Borland passed the sword and flag of command to the new BDF Commandant, Brigadier General Lloyd Gillett. Speaking at the occasion was Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Said Musa, who expressed great confidence in both the force and its new leader.

Prime Minister Said Musa
?He inherits the Defence Force that is professional, well trained, well disciplined and highly motivated. He takes over at a time of great challenges. We understand the enormous responsibility that lies on his shoulders but we are confident that he has the competence and the ability to lead the force in the best of Belize?s development and national security.?

Former Commandant Borland will become the head of the newly formed Belize Coast Guard.

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