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As the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) marks five years since its launch in 2014, hear SAFVC Volunteer (SV) 1 Benedicto Anthony Tarucan , SV2 Li Peishan and SV2 Hitendra Singh Dasoni share why they step up to serve.
To mark Singapore's bicentennial, this year's National Day Parade (NDP) Parade and Ceremony (P&C) segment will feature 38 contingents instead of the usual 37, making this the largest number of contingents since 2005.
Whether it was sailing with the historic Russian tall ship Pallada while pursuing her diploma in maritime law at a UK university, or roughing it out on Pulau Tekong during Basic Training with the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC), SAFVC Volunteer (SV) 1 Genevie Loh had always set her sights on joining the Navy.
Unlike most boys who begin their National Service (NS) at 18 or 19 years old, he was already in his 40s when he went for his first military training. This was in 2015 when he joined the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC).
Most mothers experience National Service (NS) through their sons, but for this mother-son pair, their shared experience sees them both donning green Army fatigues.