RSAF marks 45th anniversary, renews pledge to defend Singapore's skies

RSAF marks 45th anniversary, renews pledge to defend Singapore's skies
Chief of Air Force Major-General (MG) Hoo Cher Mou inspecting the Guard-of-Honour at the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) 45th anniversary.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) celebrated its 45th anniversary at a parade officiated by Chief of Air Force Major-General (MG) Hoo Cher Mou at Tengah Air Base on Sunday morning.


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Read the full statement from the Ministry of Defence here:

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) celebrated its 45th anniversary at a parade officiated by Chief of Air Force Major-General (MG) Hoo Cher Mou at Tengah Air Base this morning.

From its humble beginning 45 years ago, the RSAF has grown to become a full-spectrum, integrated, and operationally ready Air Force. Today, the RSAF has completed its restructuring into six operational Commands as well as enhanced its capabilities with new platforms, cutting-edge technologies and war fighting concepts to meet the widening range of operations in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment.

Speaking at the parade, MG Hoo reiterated the RSAF's commitment towards national defence. He said, "While we cannot know for certain what the future might bring, the building blocks of our success are in place and they will not change: unflinching dedication to mission, utmost professionalism, commitment to one another, and absolute loyalty to Singapore. On this occasion of the 45th anniversary of our nation's Air Force, we renew our pledge to defend our nation's skies and to keep our Air Force, in the years to come, Above All."

Also present at the parade were Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng, senior Singapore Armed Forces officers and servicemen and women from the RSAF. Members of the public also attended the parade as part of the RSAF's Community Outreach Programme.

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