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IMDEX Asia: Singapore’s navy celebrates 50

16th May 2017 - 12:35 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore

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This year is of major importance to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) since it is marking its 50th anniversary.

As well as the navy’s usual strong support of IMDEX Asia with a warship display, the service held its inaugural International Maritime Review on 15 May.

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, officiating at the fleet review, described the RSN’s golden jubilee celebrations as its ‘coming of age’, as well as ‘a testament to the strong friendships and extensive network across the world’.

The RSN began with just two wooden ships, but it has grown to become one of

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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