The SAF Volunteer Corp welcomed it’s first batch of volunteer soldiers into their ranks at Maju Camp over the weekend, all 226 of them.
The units made up of men and women from Singapore, first generation permanent residents and new citizens took up the call to arms and volunteered their services in fulfilling a two week basic military training with a further two weeks of familiarisation to go.
All of the volunteers are not liable for national service and have willingly volunteered their services to the national defence of the country. With so much said about the Volunteer Corp when it was first introduced, it was a heartwarming sight to see men and women Singaporeans old and new take up the call to arms.
Volunteers will undergo further vocational training depending on their field of specialty and will be required to serve the armed forces seven times a year.