07 Aug '12, 12pm

#NDP 1990 - My National Day Parade #pledgeSG

#NDP 1990 - My National Day Parade #pledgeSG

I remem­ber National Day Parade 1990 the most because it’s the NDP I was involved in. It was held at the Padang, and it fea­tured the most impres­sive mobile col­umn dis­play since inde­pen­dence, involv­ing all the mil­i­tary hard­ware and sol­diers (like us) of the day. At the begin­ning of that year, my bat­tal­ion mates and I were in our sec­ond year of National Ser­vice — and for some rea­son, there was a what was called a “lull period” in our train­ing pro­gram. By May, it became clear why that was so, as plans for the Padang parade were passed down through the com­bat and sup­port com­pa­nies. Our bat­tal­ion was to sup­ply one com­pany sized mobile column/marching con­tin­gent and three com­pa­nies of con­struc­tion labour to build the spec­ta­tor stands for the parade. I’m not sure how it works these days, but in our time, the method of divvy­ing up the work was t...

Full article: http://miyagi.sg/2010/08/my-national-day-parade/

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