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42 Newly Commissioned Officers Ready to Defend Our Skies
Posted: 21 Apr 2014, 1030 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)
Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim officiating the ceremony.

On 19 Apr 14, 300 officer cadets, of which 42 were from the RSAF, were commissioned at SAFTI Military Institute. Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, reviewed the parade.

The Sword-of-Honour recipient from the RSAF was OCT Aden Ang, who graduated from the 16th Air Warfare Officer (Ground-Based Air Defence) course. For OCT Ang, his time at Officer Cadet School as a Cadet Squadron Commander has taught him much about leadership. “I learned that, as a leader, it’s important for me to make sure the well-being of my men is taken care of. These men are my brothers in arms, and I must defend them given the responsibility of an officer,” said OCT Ang.

RSAF's First M-346 Solo Pilot Trainee Takes Off
Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 1030 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)
LTA Pan Shang Hua in the cockpit of the M-346

On 7 Apr 14, at 1248H (local time; UTC+2 hours), Thunder 1 took off from Cazaux Air Base, located in the south-west region of France, where the RSAF operates a permanent detachment for its Fighter Wing Course (FWC). The flight marked a major milestone for the RSAF in its training transformation journey. The flight was successfully completed when Thunder 1 landed at 1323H (local time, UTC+2 hours).

The M-346 aircraft was acquired in 2010 as part of the RSAF's Advanced Jet Trainer replacement programme to replace the A-4SU Super Skyhawk. The M-346 closely replicates the flight performance and avionics of advanced modern-day fighter aircraft, and greatly enhances the RSAF's quality of training of fighter aircrew for their roles in the operational squadrons.

FCC Members Visit PC at SBAB
Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 1030 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)
Participants of the visit to PC.

On 15 Apr 14, members of the Formation Commanders Conference (FCC), Head Air Engineering and Logistics, ME7 Francis Cheong; Head Air Plans, COL Kelvin Khong; COMD Air Force Training Command, COL Benedict Ang; Head Air Force Inspectorate, COL Philip Chionh; COMD UAV Command, LTC Ho Kum Luen; and Air Force Command Chief, ME5 Andrew Koh, visited Participation Command (PC) at Sembawang Air Base (SBAB) and observed PC’s Command-level competition, Air Warrior Challenge.

The FCC members were hosted by COMD PC, COL Jonathan Tan, and witnessed the target winching component of Air Warrior Challenge as part of their visit.

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