Col. Benjamin Adekunle “Black Scorpion”, Commander, Third Marine Commandos (L, drinking from helmet) shares a drink with his men following the capture of Port Harcourt, circa 1968.
To his left, his Chief of Staff, Lt. Col. G. Alabi-Isama; Alani Akinrinade* (squatting, far right); Sunny Tuoyo, Godwin Ally**; Yemi Alabi; Kunle Elegbede (back row) with Alimi Ogunkanmi.
Credit: Brig Gen Godwin Alabi-Isama.
* Akinrinade was a Lt. Colonel, having been promoted from Major earlier in May 1968 (Port Harcourt fell later in the month).
** Godwin Ally was also a Lt. Colonel. He was promoted to the temporary rank of full Colonel in August 1969 with effect from June of that year.
Source: HeavyDence Blog
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