Happy Tay who lived in Singapore during its early years contributes regularly to this blog. He now resides in Vancouver B.C.
Sorry for being off the air for awhile. I have decided to write to you, especially after reading the article from Allan Thompson. I don't recall relating to you of my experiences with the RAF during the '60s...
|Singapore's National Football Team in the 60s from gforce-guru.blogspot.com|
|The first National Day Parade at the Padang in 1966.|
After Basic Military Training (BMT), I was selected for further training with the Intelligence Unit since we were facing confrontation with Indonesia and the Communists. During this period, Singapore did not have its own police or army so we had to rely on the British and Malaya. The rest is history.
|Changi Village from: www.singas.co.uk|
The starting point was then at Beach Road (opposite the SIR Army Camp). Singapore had only the SIR, or the Singapore Infantry Regiment, as its very own army. There were about 350,000 people who turned out in the city to celebrate that first birthday on 9th August, 1966. Just thought you might find something interesting along the way of my recollection, Andy!
|Sunny Bala and Moonglows|
Those were the days, with lots of great memories, too! Cheers my friend, and wishing you the very best.
|The Impian Bateks.|
Thank you very much for your regular and generous contribution to this blog. I appreciate what you are doing and hope readers, especially Singaporeans, are just as appreciative.
*Roti John (a local version of an omelette burger but freshly grilled) is still very much in demand today and popular with both Singaporeans and foreigners.