Royal Commonwealth League still cares for World War II veterans


October 6, 2015 By Kerifallah Janneh

World War II may have ended some 70 years ago but veterans of that epic war in the history of mankind, raged from 1939 to 1945, are still recognised for their heroics.

Thus, the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen’s League in the United Kingdom has donated food items, including bags of rice and jerry cans of vegetable oil, to their counterparts – the Ex-Servicemen’s Association in Sierra Leone.

The donation ceremony took place on Saturday, 3 October at 106 Campbell Street in Freetown.

Whiling handing over the items on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen’s League, Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Ex-Servicemen’s Association, Rtd. Lieutenant Colonel Fatorma Sanor Gortor thanked their comrades in the United Kingdom for the gift and assured that the items would reach the intended beneficiaries.

Retired Lt. Col. Gortor called on the veterans to work together for the progress of the association.

He thanked Chief of Defence Staff of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, Lieutenant General S.O. Williams, for his magnanimous contributions to the association.

Speaking on behalf of the veterans, Rtd. Sergeant Sorie Sesay, 90, thanked the donors for the gift, noting that it could not have come at a better time as Sierra Leone is going through difficult times at the moment.

“We only rely on handouts from relatives and friends for our survival,” he said.

Sesay commended Rtd. Lt. Col. Gortor and his executive for their relentless effort in alleviating their suffering.