A 69-member Home Team contingent, comprising officers from the SCDF Operation Lionheart and officers from the SPF, including the Gurkha officers, departed for Nepal this evening on RSAF C-130 planes. Two planes departed at 1730hrs.
Led by LTC Alvin Tan, Commander of the 3rd SCDF Division, the team will support search and rescue and other disaster relief efforts in Nepal. The team includes regular officers and NSmen.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs sent off the Home Team Contingent at the Paya Lebar Airbase.
Source: Singapore Civil Defence Force