Inaugural Formation Parade For NS Unit
On 25 November 2016, an inaugural formation parade was conducted at NSTI to signify the taking over of 22B Rescue Battalion (RBn) from 22A Rescue Battalion. The parade marked the 22B RBn’s formation as well as my taking over as its Commander. During the formation parade, tokens of appreciation were also presented to former appointment holders of 22A RBn.
COL (NS) Syed Abdul Malik, the outgoing Commander of 22A RBn, said, “It has been a privilege and honour to serve 22A RBn for the past 12 years. My NS brothers’ commitment, dedication and strength of purpose in serving our beloved nation have been my constant motivation and inspiration to lead them. I will miss the companionship of such extraordinary NSmen.”
Parade Commander, MAJ (NS) Jason Chua, said, “The formation parade instilled a sense of identity and ownership among the officers and men of 22B RBn. Everyone stood proud and performed their drills with gusto as the unit flag flew in the evening breeze for the very first time.”
Moving forward, it is my hope that 22B RBn will perform our duties to the best of our abilities and continue to work well together as a united and cohesive unit. I also hope that everyone in 22B RBn will forge strong bonds through trainings and exercises for many years to come.
I thank the men of 22B RBn and the staff of 2nd SCDF Division for the memorable parade despite the wet weather. Looking forward to many more years of national service together!
Job Well Done
A car involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) was towed to the Traffic Police Vehicle Pound (TPVP), where it was received by SC Azfar, Ops Team 3. When inspecting the car, SC Azfar spotted a bag, containing some cards and a total of $1,016 in cash, in an inconspicuous corner of the glove compartment.
SC Azfar promptly alerted his partner, SGT Tan Yong Wei, and his team leader, INSPnMong Chee Long. The details were then recorded in the station diary in the presence of the tow truck driver. The TOCC was subsequently informed.
SC Azfar has been commended by his team leader for his due diligence in ensuring that the properties received at and returned from TPVP are safely accounted for. He was also praised for displaying professionalism while performing his duties, as it is an act
that contributes to building public trust and confidence.