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Aloysius Pang to be given military funeral, cremated at Mandai Crematorium on Jan 27

SINGAPORE — Actor Aloysius Pang will be given a military funeral before being cremated at Mandai Crematorium on Sunday (Jan 27), said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) in a statement on Friday.

Gunners from the Artillery Formation paying their highest compliment to Corporal First Class (National Service) Aloysius Pang during the homecoming ramp ceremony.

Gunners from the Artillery Formation paying their highest compliment to Corporal First Class (National Service) Aloysius Pang during the homecoming ramp ceremony.

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SINGAPORE — Actor Aloysius Pang will be given a military funeral before being cremated at Mandai Crematorium on Sunday (Jan 27), said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) in a statement on Friday.

His body was flown back on a Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R tanker aircraft from Auckland Airport, New Zealand at about 7am Singapore time on Friday. It landed at the Paya Lebar Air Base at around 6pm.

The late Corporal First Class (National Service) Pang was accorded due honours by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) through a homecoming ramp ceremony with Chief of Army Major-General Goh Si Hou in attendance, a Guard Of Honour and fellow soldiers of the Artillery Formation. Pang's family, who returned to Singapore the same day, witnessed the ceremony.

At Paya Lebar Air Base, Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen, accompanied by Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong met a family member to offer Mindef and the SAF’s condolences. Dr Ng also conveyed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal condolences to the family and paid his respects to the late actor.

 

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Mindef and the Singapore Armed Forces will “continue to render assistance and support” to Pang’s family, the ministry said.

The wake will be held from Saturday afternoon till noon the next day at 82A MacPherson Lane, where fans and members of the public may pay their respects. The family will hold a private wake on Saturday morning.

The operationally ready national serviceman died on Wednesday evening, four days after sustaining serious injuries following an accident on Jan 19 while on reservist duty.

During a military exercise at the Waiouru Training Area in New Zealand, the 28-year-old was crushed between the gun barrel of a howitzer and its cabin after he was "unable to get out of the way" as the barrel was lowered. 

He was an armament technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery.

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