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.
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.
In a statement, Mindef noted 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.