Retired Defence Force Major General Ralph Brown dies

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Retired Defence Force Major General Ralph Brown dies

Retired major general and former chief of defence staff Ralph Brown has died.

According to report, Brown died at the Port of Spain General Hospital following an infection and issues with his knees.

Brown was most known for his role as commanding officer in the TT Regiment during the attempted Coup on August 27, 1990.

Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds, in a Newsday report, praised Brown as a founding member of the TT Regiment.

He said aside from his stellar career in the local armed forces Brown went on to form the Strategic Intelligence Agency and assisted in the development of the TT Defence Force Football team, and the infrastructural development of the TT Civil Aviation Board.

Hinds also lauded him as a devout Anglican who served as a warden to the TT Bishop.

“His passing on the 43rd anniversary of the passing of the nation’s founding father, highlights the element and quality of statesmanship that the country’s institutions were founded on; and also marks the passing of a military era,” Hinds said.