History of Home Team and National Service

2019 marks the 200th anniversary since Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival in Singapore.

In the journey back into our rich and diverse history, the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Fire Brigade were formed in the 1800s , and played significant roles in shaping and building the nation.

With the passing of time, National Service (NS) was introduced to both the forces as there were increasing needs in keeping Singapore safe and secure as the nation grew. The NS officers work side by side with the regular officers in Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force since. Today, they remain an integral part of the Home Team.

A Pledge to Everyday Guardians

More often than not, the sacrifices made by our Home Team NSmen and their families in keeping Singapore safe and secure go unnoticed. To recognise and celebrate their contributions, HomeTeamNS initiated the #REALPledge movement in this bicentennial year with the aim of gathering 100,000 pledges of commitment and support from Home Team NSmen, their families, and Public.

You can Take Part!

You can do your part by simply signing the Pledge Cards and sticking them on our Pledge Board at any of HomeTeamNS’ clubhouses and events.


You can also show and pledge your support by using the #REALPledge in your Instagram posts.

From now till 31 July 2019

Stand to win a NINTENDO SWITCH when you take a #REALPledge via Instagram!

  • Upload image with #REALpledge in your caption

  • Tag @hometeamns

  • Make sure your account is public

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HomeTeamNS #REALPledge

In light of the bicentennial year, HomeTeamNS affirms our commitment and pledge our dedication in taking care of our Home Team NSmen in the following ways:

REAL Bonding

HomeTeamNS clubhouses are a tangible expression of our commitment in taking care of Home Team NSmen and their familiies, as well as being the platform for them to build bonds. three new clubhouses will be built in the next 10 years. The first new clubhouse development, HomeTeamNS Khatib, which features a 4-storey Indoor Adventure Hub, state-of-the-art gym equipment and Indoor Children Interactive Playground will be completed in 2020. To find out more, click here.

REAL Gratification

This year, there will be more new and enhanced membership benefits, such as 1-for-1 weekend movie tickets at Cathay Cineplexes, a Grand Lucky Draw to win a SKODA Octavia Ambition car by signing up for or renewing HomeTeamNS memberships. To view all benefits, click here.

REAL Energiser

HomeTeamNS provides the platforms through our clubhouses events and activities for Home Team NSmen to lead an active lifestyle so that they can fulfil their NS duties and lead more productive lives. To mark Singapore’s bicentennial, HomeTeamNS REAL® Run is featuring an 18.19km virtual run in the lead up to the race in 5 October. Stay tuned for more details.

REAL Enhancement

It is HomeTeamNS’s beliefs in helping our NSmen and their families to develop their personal and professional interests. Clubhouse offerings will be stepped up to offer a wider variety of activities and courses to cater to different age groups and interests. More information can be found here.

REAL Celebration

To celebrate the contributions of Home Team NSmen and their families, HomeTeamNS organises appreciation events such as Members Extravaganza and Family Day. For more details of these events, please click here.


Get a #REALPledge wall on your very own desktop or mobile screen! Simply click on your preferred dimension to download the wallpaper(s) below.