I guess it's the spirit of WW2 Militaria collecting and willingness to explore our own SAF military culture made this possible.
Alvin's military timeline:
12 June 2002 - BMTC, Foxtrot Coy, Platoon 1, Section 4, Bed 4
End Sep 2002 - SAFTI, Officer Cadet School - 49 / 02 batch
July 2003 - 36 Singapore Combat Engineers, Manpower Officer
14 Oct 2004 - Acquired Operationally Ready Date
Mid 2005 till present - Manpower Officer in NS unit for Chemical Defence
IPPT Silver award
Chemical Defence badge
PTE (Private Lee for a week)
OCT (Officer Cadet Trainee)
2LT (2nd Lieutenant - NATO code: OF-1)
LTA (Lieutenant - NATO code: OF-1)
Read more about officer rank structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lieutenant
M203 Grenade Launcher
SAW (Ultimax 100)
Armbrust Anti-tank weapon
SAR-21 (First batch of officer cadets to be trained with)
Sig Sauer P226
Read more about the SAR-21: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOM1HKkLFN4
Me as CO's adjutant during CO Parade back in 36 SCE
Posing with the then-spanking new 5 Tonner
EOD Bombsuit display during Army Recruitment Drive at Suntec City
In office with the men that made things happen - Terence on left and Hanrong on right.
My fellow officers during a SAFTI event
With Chan Hock- A noble officer
Posing with the EOD rover
Myself as part of the sword party for a friend's wedding in 2003
I love the Arms and Explosives Search dogs - Very powerful sniffers
Kit ready for inspection!
With my folks during Family Visit Day -
I was in Sierra Wing during my SAFTI stay.