Wives of SAF regulars sign up for volunteer service

Ms Goh Pan Hui with her husband, Military Expert 4 Huang Guoquan from the Air Engineering and Logistics Department, in 2017. Ms Ng Li Shyan with her husband, Third Warrant Officer Tan Jian Yi who is in the guards formation, in 2017. Left: Ms Cheng Yi
Ms Cheng Yingmei, 38, doing fire and movement training during her basic training in June 2016 on Pulau Tekong. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, CHENG YINGMEI
Ms Goh Pan Hui with her husband, Military Expert 4 Huang Guoquan from the Air Engineering and Logistics Department, in 2017. Ms Ng Li Shyan with her husband, Third Warrant Officer Tan Jian Yi who is in the guards formation, in 2017. Left: Ms Cheng Yi
Ms Cheng with her husband, Second Warrant Officer Lim Chee Seng, from the Republic of Singapore Navy's Naval Diving Unit, in 2016. He helped prepare her for military life.PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, CHENG YINGMEI
Ms Goh Pan Hui with her husband, Military Expert 4 Huang Guoquan from the Air Engineering and Logistics Department, in 2017. Ms Ng Li Shyan with her husband, Third Warrant Officer Tan Jian Yi who is in the guards formation, in 2017. Left: Ms Cheng Yi
Ms Ng Li Shyan with her husband, Third Warrant Officer Tan Jian Yi who is in the guards formation, in 2017.PHOTO: NG LI SHYAN
Ms Goh Pan Hui with her husband, Military Expert 4 Huang Guoquan from the Air Engineering and Logistics Department, in 2017. Ms Ng Li Shyan with her husband, Third Warrant Officer Tan Jian Yi who is in the guards formation, in 2017. Left: Ms Cheng Yi
Ms Goh Pan Hui with her husband, Military Expert 4 Huang Guoquan from the Air Engineering and Logistics Department, in 2017.PHOTO: GOH PAN HUI

When Ms Cheng Yingmei first signed up for the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) in 2016, her husband, a regular in the elite Naval Diving Unit, helped to prepare her for military life.

Her husband of eight years, Second Warrant Officer Lim Chee Seng, went to the SAFVC interview with her, helped her set physical training goals, and arranged a shooting session at the Singapore Gun Club for her to understand the basics of shooting and the effects of recoil.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'Wives of SAF regulars sign up for volunteer service'. Print Edition | Subscribe