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A volunteer soldier who died at the hands of the Japanese during World War II — his sacrifice inspired his grandson, Corporal First Class (CFC) (NS) Andrew Tay, to continue serving as a citizen soldier today.
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.
Beyond the duty to defend Singapore, soldiers also bear the responsibility to help the less fortunate in the community.
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