IntroductionCollecting of militaria memorabilia is one of my greatest passions. Being a man in uniform myself, I grew passionate about all things uniform while I was serving my National Service with the Singapore Armed Forces. I was intrigued with the variety of badges, ranks, uniforms and equipment.
Today, I'm proud to say that I boast quite a number of police related memorabilia in my collection. Proudly displaying it in my display case within my room. It would certainly be a dream for me to turn my own home to be a mini museum to showcase visitors my pride and growing collection.
This particular topic is so huge that it has to be divided into three parts. The purpose of this blogpost is to not only share my personal collections, but other police related militaria memorabilia of others that I have encounter as well. While I personally couldn't acquire them myself, I would take photographs as a keepsake and this posts complies all my findings.
It wasn't easy. But after digging my computer, external hard disks, thumbdrives and old cellphones, I manage to compile my little treasures and share them with the world.
Please do note that some of these items belong to me while others I found and document and complied them accordingly. And they are not for sale no matter how much the offer is.
Singapore Police ForceWith a heritage almost as old as the founding of modern Singapore itself, the Singapore Police Force has a wide variety of memorabilia thanks to the many transitions and changes throughout its history. Some of these items are very very rare indeed. Despite not being able to acquire the artifacts myself, a photograph of it will do just fine. Credits to the respective owners.
|Straits Settlements Police Cap Badge|
|Polis Negara Singapura Cap Badge|
|Polis Di-Raja Malaysia (Lion Head) Cap Badge|
|Vigilante Corps cap badge. (Pasokan Pengawas Singapura)|
|Pre-independent Singapore Police Flag|
|New SPF Crest pin|
|Traffic Police Special Operations Team Badges, metal and embroidery|
|Guard of Honor Badge for Number 1 Uniform|
|Special Tactics and Rescue Team Patch|
|More memorabilia from the 70s and 80s era.|
|SPF Pocket Book|
|Police National Service uniform in the 70s|
|IC number and name tag close up for PNS officers|
|SPF Lance Corporal eppulates. (Obselete)|
|Number 1 uniform shoulder board|
|SPF male peak cap|
|SPF Number 3 belts, Junior officer (Left), Senior officer (Right)|
|SPF 80s Era Bullet Pouch|
|Policemen and women of yesteryears.|
|70s era police uniforms|
|Old SPF No 4 uniforms.|
|SPF Number 3 Frontline Junior Officer. Male (Left) Female (Right)|
|Number 3 Ladies Junior officer, with skirt. For administrative duties.|
|SPF Senior Officer Bush Jacket. Station Inspector and above.|
|Ghruka number 3. The uniform still retains ornaments (Whistle chain and service numbers) from the 70s.|
|SPF no 4 uniform, Coast Guard, TRANSCOM, division.|
|Number 1, Ceremonial Uniform|
|Community Policing Unit.|
|SPF Traffic Police. with jacket (Left) Without (Right)|
Vehicles of the Singapore Police Force
|SPF Beetle patrol car in the 70s|
|TP motorcycle in the 90s. Honda CBX750|
|Patrol car of the 80s|
|Old Daihatsu Delta Dog truck|
|Police K9 Unit Truck|
|TP Gilera Runner ST200|
|Traffic Police Volvo S80 in new livery|
|PETRA Ford Transit in new livery|
|SOC Truck in new livery|
|TP breathalyzer mobile test van|
Up next, in a three part special of this series, will be memorabilia related to the Auxiliary Police Forces. Link to Part 2