Long march to glory: From young men to commandos

Revamped 72km march at end of nine-month training sees young men become commandos

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Find out what it takes to be a Singapore Armed Forces elite soldier as a group of commando trainees take on their last exercise – a 72km march with combat-oriented tasks in between – before getting their red berets.
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It is six o'clock on a Monday evening at Hendon Camp in Loyang, home of the Singapore Armed Forces commandos.

The air feels thick and the parade square glistens after a downpour.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2019, with the headline Long march to glory: From young men to commandos. Subscribe