Artillery shell casings from Lee Kuan Yew's funeral gun salute go on display

The artillery shell casings from the 21-gun salute during the State Funeral Procession of the founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
The artillery shell casings from the 21-gun salute during the State Funeral Procession of the founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

SINGAPORE - Two commemorative artillery shell casings, fired from the 21-gun salute during former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral procession last year, were unveiled at the Senior Police Officers' Mess on Tuesday (March 29) - a year on from the ceremony.

Both casings will be displayed at the Police Heritage Centre at the Police Headquarters for three months, after which one will be moved to the Police Security Command's (SecCom) Heritage Centre.

The casings were presented to the Singapore Police Force and SecCom by the Government and unveiled by Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck and Commander of SecCom Assistant Commissioner Lim Chee Pheng.

SPF officers were led in a minute of silence and police salute to honour Mr Lee.

Members of the public who wish to view the casings at the Police Heritage Centre can e-mail the police at: SPF_Police_Heritage@spf.gov.sg.