"When the time comes and someone at the brink of death receives a second shot at life, it makes all the sacrifices worthwhile." - CPT (Dr) Joel Tan
The deafening siren comes on and our airmen from RESCUE 10 started to "scramble". In a composed and steady manner, they reached for their gears, put them on, and were airborne within minutes. This, was what they were trained for, so that others may live.
For 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our pilots, Aircrew Specialists (ACS), and ground crew from 125 and 126 SQN, as well as Medical Officers (MO) and medics from 1 Medical SQN, are on standby for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. Just in the month of May, they were scrambled three times in three weeks to save lives.
Our Air Force Engineers (AFE) maintain our aircraft and weapon systems in top condition as they are essential for our missions. However, some of them maintain a set of equipment that are also essential, that they hope will never be used.
ME2 Kwek Jun Jie and ME1 Toh Yi Jun are two AFEs from the team that does this important role - they deal with the F-15SG pilots’ survival gears such as their parachutes and survival kits. They also help to maintain and service the pilots’ personal gear for their daily flying.
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Last Updated on 10 May 2018