1 June 2014

Angola: Over 300 Armed Forces Staff Transferred to National Police

Cabo Ledo — At least 354 staff of the Cabo Ledo Special Forces Brigade were demobilised Friday in Luanda, as part of the programme of restructuring of the Angola Armed Forces (FAA).

The staff in question joined and served FAA for three years, the time legally established for the compulsory military service.

Addressing the ceremony, the head of the FAA Staff Special Force, lt.-general João da Cruz Fonseca, said that this release of soldiers into the National Police is very significant in the history of the armed forces of the country.

To him, this act is the end of a long process of study and analysis within the ranks of the FAA and the National Police, aimed to transfer the military, who served their regular mission.

Among the staff who are now part of the National Police, are four officers, sergeants and simple 222 soldiers.

The official ceremony was attended by members of the Cabo Ledo Special Force, FAA and National Police officers, sergeants, soldiers and civil workers.

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