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1st Commando Battalion marks its 50th anniversary with its 36th Best Combat Unit win.
In the prime of his life, 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) (Ret) Takalah Tan lost half his brain and had total memory loss after a near-fatal road accident in 1994. But when he found out that he was a commando officer, it gave him the belief that he could become a useful person again – he became a cashier in a hawker stall, later a school teacher, and is now a therapy assistant.
The soldiers of 1st Commando Battalion (1 Cdo Bn) have done it again! This elite fighting force has clinched its 18th consecutive Best Combat Unit award in the Singapore Armed Forces' Best Unit Competition.
Commissioning as an officer at the age of 26, Commando and Sword of Merit recipient 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Kavin Timothy S/O Trina Shanti proves that there are many paths to excellence.
For the first time, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) held a virtual ceremony this morning to commemorate SAF Day.
This Singapore Armed Day (SAF) Day, 255 Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen) from 110 companies came together to reaffirm their commitment to the nation’s defence at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), as part of the SAF Day Combined Rededication Ceremonies held in four locations across the island.
The soldiers of 1st Commando Battalion (1 Cdo Bn) continued their winning ways this year and clinched their 16th consecutive Best Combat Unit award in this year's Singapore Armed Forces Best Unit Competition.
PIONEER chats with some of this year's Best Unit Competition winners to find out what makes them tick.
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