July 8, 2017

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Celebrates 50 Years of National Service

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) commemorated SAF Day at a parade officiated by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the SAFTI Military Institute this evening.

More than 3,000 SAF Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen), full-time National Servicemen and Regulars attended the parade. Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Perry Lim led SAF personnel in reciting the SAF pledge to reaffirm their loyalty to the country and their commitment to the defence of Singapore. This year's parade also marked 50 years of National Service and featured an NSman parade commander, Lieutenant Colonel (NS) Tan Teng Kwee.

At the parade, President Tan presented the State Colours to this year's Best Combat Unit, 1st Commando Battalion, while Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen presented the Best Unit and Best National Service Unit awards to 29 SAF units.

Also present at the parade were Minister in Prime Minister's Office Mr Chan Chun Sing, Second Minister for Defence Mr Ong Ye Kung and Senior Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman.

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