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Share your stories
  Share your stories
     BG (Ret) Winston Toh When we celebrated the SAF Veterans League’s 25th Anniversary in 2015, we published a book of short stories from our veterans. We encouraged our veterans to share their personal stories of their service to the nation for the benefit of all Singaporeans for generations to come. Their 25 stories, including some light-hearted ones, were published in a book appropriately entitled ‘Old Soldiers...
The professionalism of the RSAF saved my life
  The professionalism of the RSAF saved my life
Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret) Syed Ibrahim        Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret) Syed Ibrahim (The RSAF pilots) were accommodated in a house, nearby a huge open space, in the outskirts of Bandar Seri Begawan. Morale and spirits of the helicopter pilots were always high. They had the knack of making friends easily.  Not surprisingly, we found their rapport with the ground troops to be always on a high note. They got on very...
The elephants have landed!
  The elephants have landed!
Major (Ret) Abdul Samad      Major (Ret) Abdul Samad On Monday 28 May 1990 morning, I made my way to my office in Tekong expecting a routine week ahead. Nothing could have prepared me for the exciting events that were to unfold over the next two weeks.  As soon as I stepped into my office one of my hygiene staff, SGT Chee came to inform me that there were signs of wild rhinoceroses on the island!  In his agitated and...
They call me ‘Tiger’
  They call me ‘Tiger’
Captain (Ret) Hong Seng Mak      Captain (Ret) Hong Seng Mak I was proud to be appointed Sergeant Major for the first batch of regular officers to be trained in SAFTI in 1966. I realised that these were the officers who would be responsible for training our first batch of National Servicemen in 1967.   I was not aware of it at that time; it was the period of my career when I earned the nickname ‘Tiger...