Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trailblazers in Black History: Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah

Queen Elizabeth Appoints First Black Equerry: Reports
LONDON — Britain's Queen Elizabeth has appointed a Ghanaian-born army officer to fill one of the most important royal household roles — her equerry.

Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, will, according to The Times of London, become the first black man to hold the prestigious and highly visible role.

An equerry is an officer of the royal household who would typically assist a member of the royal family. 

Twumasi-Ankrah, reportedly known as "TA" to his friends is a 38-year-old Afghanistan war veteran who moved to the U.K. in 1982 with his parents. After college he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst — the same army training college Prince Harry later attended. 

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