Today marked my completion of National Service with the SAF, which my unit (556 SIR) will be placed in Mindef Reserve. It's been a long while of 13 years, after going through thick and thin with my fellow comrades. I would like to share with all in CS here.
It's a day of remembrance and get-together with my comrades, with a video presentation followed by 10-year service award presentation in the morning, and a simple yet solemn parade in the MPH in the afternoon. The award is a nice Hamilton watch and a service medal kept in a very nice red box for everyone of us. Yes, we've earn it!
When the baton was passed back to the brigade during the parade, a sudden flow of memories flushed my mind. There were happy and the not-so-happy moments for all of us in the battalion. There were the tough jungle trekking and smelly bodies during exercises. There were the drinking and 'talk c**k' sessions after the 'siong siong' tranings. No matter what, these have foster the relationship among all of us.
After today, we'll part, but will definitely keep in contact with each other; but we can all now proudly say we have done our part in keeping this country safe and sound during these years. We can also say good-byes to in-camp trainings, IPPTs, RTs, and can also safely dispose our equipment. A feeling of happiness and lost all in a day.
Anyone here may like to share their MRs here, for the benefit of those who are still working towards this day.