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Patrolling Gurkha Contingent Police Officer (Singapore)--single figure
Item Number: SAF003
Period: 20th Century
Patrolling Gurkha Contingent Police Officer
The Singapore Armed Forces may be relatively small in numbers, but they are highly professional, well motivated, and extremely well-equipped and trained. In addition to the “Regular” full-time soldiers, sailors and airmen ... Singapore has ‘National Service’ for all male Singaporeans over the age of 18. Upon ‘Call-Up’, young Singaporeans will either be directed to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) or the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The vast majority go to the SAF. Within the SAF, the best and most elite unit is the Singapore Commando Formation. A battalion-sized unit that specializes in reconnaissance and preemptive operations in small groups within enemy territory.
Singapore’s Gurkha Contingent plays an important role in helping to keep the island city/state of Singapore safe and secure for ALL its citizens and visitors. The Contingent’s origins go back many years to even before Singapore became one of Asia’s foremost ‘dragon economies’.
Singapore, although primarily a Chinese city, has fairly substantial Indian and Malay minorities. One of the main advantages of having the ‘Gurkha Contingent’ is that they are racially impartial and treat all of Singapore’s different peoples fairly and equally. In addition, this paramilitary force is the only unit in Singapore that still has a number of British officers in charge alongside their Singaporean comrades. Many of the small island state’s most secure areas and facilities are guarded and protected by these Gurkha policeman. They also provide a strong and reliable counter terrorist force that is among the finest in Asia. On the streets of Singapore they are easily recognized by their traditional Gurkha slouch hats and Kukri fighting knives worn at the rear of their pistol belts.
One of the SGC Police officers on patrol duty, ever watchful... ever ready, also carrying his MP5 and a side arm (Sig Sauer 9mm) and his kukri fighting knife.
Released in NOVEBER 2018.