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​FAREWELL VISIT BY FORMER CHIEF OF AIR FORCE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Monday, 8 April 2019 – Major General Mervyn Tan, former Chief of Air Force of the Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) made a farewell visit to Royal Brunei Air Force this morning.

Major General Mervyn Tan had the opportunity to make a farewell call to Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Second Minister of Defence.

During the call, the Second Minister of Defence expressed his satisfaction on the robust and active defence relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore that was manifested through regular exchange of visits, dialogues, meetings, bilateral exercises, trainings, cross-attendance courses, professional exchanges, exhibitions and other programmes.

Major General Mervyn Tan also made a separate farewell call to First Admiral Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi bin Pengiran Haji Muhammad, Acting Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) and Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Commander of Royal Brunei Air Force. 

During the call, Acting Commander of RBAF affirmed to strengthen bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Singapore. Both sides also expressed their satisfaction on the long-standing relationship and looked forward to enhance the defence cooperation in the future.

Major General Mervyn Tan handed over his position to Brigadier General Kelvin Khong Boon on 22 March 2019.






KUNJUNGAN PERPISAHAN DARIPADA MANTAN ANGLIMA ANGKATAN UDARA REPUBLIK SINGAPURA

BOLKIAH GARRISON, Isnin, 8 April 2019 - Mejar Jeneral Mervyn Tan, Mantan Panglima Angkatan Udara Republik Singapura mengadakan kunjungan perpisahan di Tentera Udara Diraja Bunei pagi tadi.

Mejar Jeneral Mervyn Tan juga mengadakan kunjungan perpisahan bersama Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Mejar Jeneral (Bersara) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Menteri Pertahanan Kedua.

Semasa kunjungan tersebut, Menteri Pertahanan Kedua menyatakan rasa puas hati di atas hubungan pertahanan yang kukuh dan aktif diantara Negara Brunei Darssalam dan Repubik Singapura, yang dimanifestasikan melalui pertukaran lawatan yang kerap, dialog, mesyuarat, eksesais dua hala, latihan, kursus, pertukaran professional, pameran dan pelbagai program yang lain.

Mejar Jeneral Mervyn Tan juga mengadakan kunjungan perpisahan secara berasingan kepada Laksamana Pertama Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi bin Pengiran Haji Muhammad, Pemangku Pemerintah Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (ABDB) dan Brigadier Jeneral (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Pemerintah Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei.

Semasa kunjungan perpisahan tersebut, Pemangku Pemerintah ABDB mengesahkan bahawa hubungan dua hala di antara kedua- dua buah angkatan tentera dan negara akan terus diperkukuhkan lagi. Kedua-dua belah pihak jua menyatakan rasa puas hati dengan hubungan rapat yang terjalin sekian lama dan berharap untuk meningkatkan kerjasama ketenteraan di masa akan datang.

Mejar Jeneral Mervyn Tan telah menyerahkan jawatan beliau kepada Brigedier Jeneral Kelvin Khong Boon Leong pada 22 Mac 2019.


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