Stamps released to commemorate 50 years of National Service

To commemorate 50 years of National Service (NS), Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) released a new set of six stamps on Tuesday.

The stamps showcase important milestones of National Service, including passing of the National Service Bill in Parliament on March 14, 1967, enlistment of the first batches of full-time National Servicemen into the Singapore Armed Forces, the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force and introduction of the Open Mobilisation System.

SingPost released a new set of six stamps to commemorate 50 years of National Service.
SingPost released a new set of six stamps to commemorate 50 years of National Service. Photo courtesy: SingPost

Founding Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew and former Minister for Defence, Dr.  Goh Keng Swee, have also been featured in the stamps as they were instrumental in the introduction of National Service.

National Service has played an important role in fulfilling Singapore’s need for defence and security, safeguarding peace and stability on the island nation for the past fifty years. It is also known for promoting nation-building, providing the foundation for economic growth and a strong, cohesive society.

The stamps are available in five denominations: 30 cents, 70 cents, 90 cents, SGD 1.30 and SGD 2. A presentation pack with the complete set of stamps is priced at SGD 7.70, while a collector's sheet is available at SGD 4, comprising two SGD 2 stamps that feature embossed portraits of Lee and Dr. Goh.

The stamp will be available at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum  from March 14 onwards. They may also be pre-ordered and purchased online at shop.singpost.com.

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