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Updated: 02/09/2013 05:35 | By Channel NewsAsia

54 SAF servicemen awarded Overseas Service Medal

54 SAF servicemen awarded Overseas Service Medal


54 SAF servicemen awarded Overseas Service Medal

SINGAPORE: Fifty—four servicemen from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) were awarded the Overseas Service Medal at Pasir Laba Camp on Friday.

The award was given in recognition of the servicemen’s contributions to the SAF’s overseas operations in Afghanistan and Timor—Leste.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, who presented the medals, praised the men for demonstrating a high level of skill, professionalism and resilience while carrying out their duties.

Dr Ng said the servicemen helped establish the SAF’s reputation as an operationally—ready, reliable and professional partner among the international community.

He added that SAF will be concluding its deployments in Afghanistan in June this year.

— CNA/al

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