12km route march instead of 24km: National servicemen give nod to greater focus on safety

The latest batch of Singapore Armed Forces army recruits graduated on March 9, 2019, after completing a shorter 12km route march. Previously, recruits would undertake a 24km graduation march.
The latest batch of Singapore Armed Forces army recruits graduated on March 9, 2019, after completing a shorter 12km route march. Previously, recruits would undertake a 24km graduation march.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/THE SINGAPORE ARMY

SINGAPORE - The latest batch of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) army recruits, some of whom had enlisted in January, graduated last Saturday (March 9) after completing a shorter 12km route march.

Unlike previous batches, the cohort of about 3,500 recruits from the Basic Military Training Centre did not undertake the usual 24km graduation march before their parade at the Marina Bay floating platform.

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