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NS50 Story
  NS50 Story
We must ourselves defend Singapore Defence Minister launches NS50 After Singapore fell to Japanese invaders in 1942, we learnt two very painful lessons “quickly and vividly”. “One, you cannot depend on others to defend Singapore, and second, victors do as they please and the vanquished suffer what they must.” Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen made these sobering points at a ceremony on Pulau Tekong on 7 February 2017 to launch a series of events to mark 50 years of...
Thankful To Serve
  Thankful To Serve
President of SAF Veterans League, BG(NS) Winston Toh, speaks on his Army experience and his contributions as a volunteer with SAFRA in SAFVL. You can read the full story in the Nov/Dec 2017 Issue of the NSman Magazine here.  
SAF Veterans' League holds memorial ceremony at Konfrontasi Memorial
  SAF Veterans' League holds memorial ceremony at Konfrontasi...
SAF Veterans' League holds memorial ceremony at Konfrontasi Memorial     It was on 10 March 2014 that the SAF Veterans League (SAFVL) held its first memorial ceremony on the lawn of the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station opposite MacDonald House on Orchard Road, to remember those who lost their lives and suffered during Konfrontasi, particularly to mark the day MacDonald House was bombed in 1965 where three innocent lives were lost and 33 others were injured.   And on...
Ng Eng Hen's Speech
  Ng Eng Hen's Speech
Speech by Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen, at the NS50 Launch Event on 7 Feb 2017 on Pulau Tekong 2nd Minister for Defence, Mr Ong Ye Kung Senior Minister of State for Defence Dr Maliki Osman Service Chiefs Deputy Commissioner of Police Deputy Commissioner of Civil Defence Guests from the Ministry of Home Affairs Pioneers of 3 and 4 SIR ACCORD members Enlistees Fellow Singaporeans Introduction First, 祝大家新年快乐,大吉大利,心想事成. It is a...
Veterans and friends attend SAFVL Chinese New Year Gathering
  Veterans and friends attend SAFVL Chinese New Year Gathering
  “Huat Ah!” And with this loud and energetic chorus from some 60 members and their guests, they vigorously tossed ‘Yusheng’ (raw fish salad) to herald better times in the Year of the Rooster. The traditional Chinese New Year gathering organized by the SAF Veterans League for its members, was held on 10 Feb 2017 at SAFRA Toa Payoh. It came complete with ‘Cai Shen Ye’ (the Chinese God of Wealth), a role gamely played by a non-Chinese member, all in...