Ex-SVC members and friends at their lunch gathering in March 2018
  

The pioneering spirit of the Singapore Volunteer Corps lives on

 

The pioneering spirit among comrades from the ex-Singapore Volunteer Corps (SVC) was clearly palpable at their lunch gathering in March 2018 at a local hotel.

 

The bi-annual get-together is organized by MAJ (RET) Peter Soh, an SVC pioneer himself.

 

MAJ (RET) Soh said: “Our SVC pioneer members always look forward to the gathering where we talk anything under the sun. It’s the camaraderie that still draws us all together.”

 

The Singapore Volunteer Corps began in the 1850s. They went on to feature prominently in ensuring Singapore’s security in the early days, particularly in the defence of Singapore against Japanese invaders during World War II.

 

And during Konfrontasi in the mid-1960s, they were again called upon to protect vital installations in Singapore.
Indeed, they contributed significantly to laying the groundwork for today’s modern SAF.