The former President Jerry John Rawlings passed on after a short illness in early hours on thursday November 12 2020. He was 73years old
According to publicly owned Daily Graphic, Jerry John Rawlings had been on admission at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital close to a week for an unrevealed sickness.
It is remembered that that He currently lost and buried his mother just last month.
Rawlings was born in Accra on the 22nd of June 1947, to a Ghanaian mother from Dzelukope, near Keta, in the Volta Region, and a Scottish father.
He was educated at Achimota School where he obtained his General Certificate of Education ‘O’ Level in 1966.
He enlisted as a Flight Cadet in the Ghana Air Force in August 1967, and was subsequently selected for officer cadet training at the Ghana Military Academy and Training School, Teshie, in Accra.
In March 1968, he was posted to Takoradi in the Western Region to continue his course.
He passed out in January 1969, as a commissioned Pilot Officer. He won the coveted “Speed Bird Trophy” as the best cadet in flying and airmanship.
He earned the rank of Flight-Lieutenant in April 1978. He was a productive officer with a close rapport with his men.