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Barracks: The History Behind Those Names (Part 3)

 In the last two installments, we discussed the history behind the names of those US Army and Air Force Bases and Barracks specifically named after individuals.  It is important, though, to note that there are many others that are geographically or otherwise named.  In the USAF abroad these include Aviano Air Base in Italy, Incirlik …

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BARRACKS: THE HISTORY BEHIND THOSE NAMES

(PART 7 – EPILOGUE Section 3) “Between Orok Edem and Theophilus Danjuma” June 21, 2003 And, now we come to the aspect of the Minister’s speech that upset Orok Edem and provoked his rejoinder http://www.gamji.com/NEWS2453.htm, which in turn set the stage for this investigational epilogue.    Many others have since sent in e-mails echoing his complaints. General …

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BARRACKS: THE HISTORY BEHIND THOSE NAMES (PART 7 – EPILOGUE Section 1)

“Between Orok Edem and Theophilus Danjuma” Now that the Nigerian Ministry of Defence (MOD) has officially reacted to the report of the Johnson Committee for the renaming of Nigerian Military Barracks, the time is right for an epilogue to my six part series on “Barracks – The History behind those names.”  The introduction was published …

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BARRACKS: THE HISTORY BEHIND THOSE NAMES (PART 6 – CONCLUSION)

So far we have reviewed barrack-naming practice in the United States, United Kingdom and Nigeria – while taking note of some other countries.  We can now venture to place in context and express opinions on all of the issues – as enunciated by the Nigerian Defence Minister – which were posed at the beginning of the …

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Barracks: The History Behind Those Names – Part 5

SEE MAPS OF BURMA: http://www.burmastar.org.uk/arakan_mountains.htmhttp://www.burmastar.org.uk/burmamap1.htmhttp://www.burmastar.org.uk/maungdaw.htm Although it is not unheard of to find officers living among civilians in town, Nigerian soldiers are typically quartered in over 75 Barracks, Cantonments, Camps and Forts.  The terms refer to temporary or permanent billets for troops of various size and complexity.   Supposedly temporary billets go by the more commonly known nickname …

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  BARRACKS:THE HISTORY BEHIND THOSE NAMES(PART 4) 

In the first three installments, we reviewed the history behind the names of US Army, AirForce, Naval and Marine Barracks. In this penultimate installment we shall discuss British Barracks, very briefly touch on Ghanaian Barracks and then introduce Nigerian Barracks. In the fifth and final installment, we shall discuss the names of Nigerian Barracks in …

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