What NDP means to participants: Ex-fireman recalls pride at marching in 1968 parade

Mr Yunnos Shariff, who was born in the former Geylang Fire Station in Paya Lebar Road into a family of firefighters, also marched in the Golden Jubilee National Day Parade in 2015. PHOTO: HAKIM YUSOF
Mr Yunnos Shariff, who was born in the former Geylang Fire Station in Paya Lebar Road into a family of firefighters, also marched in the Golden Jubilee National Day Parade in 2015. PHOTO: HAKIM YUSOF

In 1968, young firefighter Yunnos Shariff marched for the Singapore Fire Service at the National Day Parade.

It was one of the proudest moments of his life, recalls the retired Singapore Civil Defence Force second warrant officer, now 77.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 14, 2020, with the headline 'Ex-fireman recalls pride at marching in 1968 parade'. Print Edition | Subscribe