Training affected, but servicemen appreciate SAF safety timeout

Recruits at the Basic Military Training Centre on Pulau Tekong last year. The latest batch of Singapore Armed Forces army recruits were unable to complete the required build-up training in time for the usual 24km graduation march after a two-week saf
Recruits at the Basic Military Training Centre on Pulau Tekong last year. The latest batch of Singapore Armed Forces army recruits were unable to complete the required build-up training in time for the usual 24km graduation march after a two-week safety timeout was called earlier this year.ST FILE PHOTO

The latest batch of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) army recruits, some who had enlisted in January, graduated on Saturday 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Training affected, but servicemen appreciate SAF safety timeout'. Print Edition | Subscribe