Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Some key essentials if you are attending the Navy Open House this weekend
- 18-19 May 2013 (Saturday & Sunday), 9am - 7pm
- Entry is by shuttle bus only
- Free shuttle services between Singapore EXPO Hall 3 & Changi Naval Base (CNB)
- 1st bus - 8am (18 May)
- 1st bus - 8.30am (19 May)
- be mentally prepared for long queues and jams on the way to CNB
- Dynamic Display showtimes
- 18 May (Sat) - 9.30am and 2.30pm
- 19 May (Sun) - 10.30am and 2.30pm
- Sea cruise (by balloting)
- both days - 11.30am, 1pm, 3.30pm and 5pm
Suitable attire (text from Navy Open House website)
Ladies, strong winds and metallic edges will be your adversaries at the Naval Base. As such, we do not recommend skirts, dresses, heels, sandals and slippers. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, shorts, trousers or jeans – for our gentlemen too.What to bring
- sun-block; cap/hat
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Will follow up with photo captions & report, including my observations.
p.s. details on the Navy Open House below.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Talking NS without fear or favour | Breakfast Network | An Eye on the News Singapore
Quite a few valid points in this article. Hope to find time to pen down my thoughts and send to the Committee to Strengthen National Service.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
New fitness test for all 3 branches (Air Force, Army, Navy) of the Canadian Armed Forces.
|Sandbag Lift||30 consecutive lifts of a 20 kg sandbag to a height above 91.5 cm, alternating between left and right sandbags separated by 1.25 m.||3 minutes 30 seconds|
|Intermittent Loaded Shuttles||Using the 20 m lines, complete ten shuttles (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back), alternating between a loaded shuttle with a 20 kg sandbag and an unloaded shuttle, for a total of 400 m.||5 minutes 21 seconds|
|20 metre Rushes||Starting from prone, complete two shuttle sprints (1 shuttle = 20 m there, 20 m back) dropping to a prone position every 10m, for a total of 80 m.||51 seconds|
|Sandbag Drag||Carry one 20 kg sandbag and pull four on the floor over 20 m without stopping.||Completed without stopping|
General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, seemed to deliberately do the test slower than Peter MacKay, the Defence Minister.
But anyway, it seems like a useful combat-oriented fitness test, unlike our IPPT, which is modified from the NAPFA test that we first did in school.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
I've always wondered; how do we have a meaningful debate on how much to spend on defence?
For example, if I were to say, can we stop buying additional F-15SGs, some would naturally say something like "You can't put a price tag on peace".
But we all know that this is not sustainable in the long run.
We have to be able to say, based on our projections, X amount of weaponry will be more than sufficient.
It doesn't help that much of what we need to know, to decide on that X amount, is off-limits due to Operations Security (OPSEC).
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Link to the actual memo below.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Postscript [3rd Jan 2013]
Looks like the 23rd Engineer Company is quite popular. Another documentary, this time by Discovery Channel.
Heroes of Hell's Highway
Friday, 14 December 2012
- faulty magazines, especially at the magazine feed lip area
- dirty rifles, specifically carbon built-up after usage of blank rounds