President Halimah Officiates at SAF Day Parade

President Halimah Officiates at SAF Day Parade

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) commemorated SAF Day at a parade officiated by President Halimah Yacob 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 Melvyn Ong led SAF personnel in reciting the SAF pledge to reaffirm their loyalty to the country and their commitment to the defence of Singapore. 

At the parade, President Halimah presented the State Colours to this year’s Best Combat Unit, 1st Commando Battalion, as well as new Regimental Colours to Headquarters Army Intelligence, 8th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (8 SIR), and 9th Battalion, Singapore Infantry Regiment (9 SIR). The three new Regimental Colours were consecrated at a ceremony prior to the parade. 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 Senior Ministers of State for Defence Mr Heng Chee How and Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman.

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