A 69-member Home Team contingent, comprising officers from SCDF's Ops Lionheart and officers from the SPF, including Gurkha officers, departed for Nepal this evening on RSAF C-130 planes. Two planes departed at 1730hrs while another is scheduled to depart at 2000hrs.
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.