2 October 2010 Saturday
This is the first time that a BMT graduation parade is being held at a public area, The Float at Marina Bay.
A total of about 3000 soldiers were involved in today’s parade.
However, before the BMT graduation parade, the soldiers were involved in a 24 km city route march from the SAF Ferry Terminal at Changi to The float at Marina Bay.
The route march started in the late Friday evening and ended in the early Saturday morning.
Personally, it is strange being on the other side of the fence through the lens taking photos of these young soldiers doing their 24 km city route march as two years ago, I was in the same situation doing a route march to Pasir Laba camp at 0400 hrs for my last reservist.
]1[ Start point of the 24 km city route march, SAF Ferry Terminal Changi.
]2[ Point man of the platoon, Viper company Platoon 3.
]3[ The 24 km city route march begins in the cover of darkness.
]4[ The pretty Cyberpioneer reporter, Dionne.
]6[ Forming up at The Float at Marina Bay.
Background is Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD).
]7[ Stretchering out a casualty during the graduation parade.
]8[ State of in order, soldiers doing the Hormat Senjata with the SAR21.
]9[ State of disorder, soldiers putting on their field pack for the march past.
]10[ BMT is over, soldiers tossing off their jockey caps into the air with joy.
]11[ Taking photos with family and friends to remember the BMT Graduation Parade.
]12[ The BMT graduates with their family and friends.
Background is the new Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.
]13[ Interview with the press, the lady in cream coloured top is Amanda Wong from Razor TV while the lady in black jacket is from MINDEF Public Affairs (PAFF).
]14[ Pretty in pink.
More photos in Flickristan.