Category Archive: Singapore Armed Forces

Naval Diver, Naval Diving Unit, Republic of Singapore Navy, 2011

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s elite Naval Diving Unit (NDU) is a Special Forces unit and is known as one of the toughest units in the Singapore Armed Forces. The unit is tasked in commando-type warfare,… Continue reading

Private, 5 Singapore Infantry Regiment, Exercise Bersatu Padu 1970

The 1960s, when absurdly wide hems were fashionable and the world madly idolised the Beatles, was a turbulent period in the history of Singapore. Independence in 1965 was achieved in a background of… Continue reading

How Israel built the Singapore Army

A deep, dark, secret love affair A team of IDF officers, known as the `Mexicans,’ helped Singapore establish an army. It was the start of a very special relationship. By Amnon Barzilai Christmas… Continue reading