2014 JUNE First Combined Rehearsal CR1, National Day Parade, Singapore

21 June 2014 Saturday

210614 (Sat)

This is the first combined rehearsal (CR1) for the 2014 National Day Parade.

I did not manage to capture the red lion parachute team as my bus to The Floating Platform at Marina Bay was caught in a jam due to the Jurong Lake run.

I was met with a wall of heat when reaching The Floating platform and saw a few people from the parade and ceremony contingents being stretchered out as they passed out.

Quite surprised that there were many people catching the CR1.

There were two safety lapses during the Dynamic Defence Display (D3). While the soldiers were picking up the blank cartridges after the guard of honour Feu De Joie, the Leopard 2SG came at high speed and turned right and the soldiers had to quickly move away from the incoming tanks.

The second incident involved a Terrex that also came in at high speed overshot it’s mark  and did a hard right turn and it looks like it was going to topple. If the Terrex did not do a hard right, it could have dropped into the sea or plough through the parade and ceremony contingents.

Personally, I do not see the point of tasking these soldiers to pick up the blank cartridges as they could have used a road sweeper vehicle to clean the road.

Many of the soldiers who were road marshal were also not issued any reflective vest.

]1[ Leopard 2SG leading the Dynamic Defence Display (D3).

]2[ Light Strike Vehicle Mark II (LSV Mark II) armed with GPMG and Dual Spike ATGM Launchers.

]3[ RSAF Rafael SPYDER ADS SR, Surface to air Python 5 and DERby Radar – Short-Range (SPYDER – SR) ground based air defence system.

]4[ SAF High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

]5[ Hometeam convoy.

]6[ The Float at Marina Bay.

]7[ Parade and ceremony contingents sweating in the heat at The Float at Marina Bay.

]8[ RSAF Longbow Apache AH64D.

]9[ RSAF F15SG in arrow formation.

]10[ The Guard of Honour contingents made up from the Commando, RSN Naval Diving Unit, RSAF Power Generation and the Singapore Police Force, Feu De Joie.

]11[ M3G Amphibious Bridging and Ferrying System with the 21 pounders heading back to the holding area after firing the 21 gun salute.

]12[ The 21 pounder on the M3G.

]13[ Soldiers who were picking up the blank cartridges quickly moving away from the incoming Leopard 2SG tanks.

]14[ HIMARS and SSPH Primus.

]15[ Last Terrex which overshot it’s mark and did a hard right that made it looks like it was going to topple.

]16[ Terrex getting back to the correct position.

]17[ RSAF Rafael SPYDER ADS SR, Surface to air Python 5 and DERby Radar – Short-Range (SPYDER – SR) ground based air defence system.

]18[ Policemen getting out from their vehicles.

]19[ Police Special Operation Command (SOC) moving out in the Toyota Landcruiser SUV.

]20[ Youtube video of the Dynamic Defence Display (D3) convoy.

More photos in Flickristan.

]2014 JUNE[ Combined Rehearsal, National Day Parade, Singapore

]2013 JUNE[ Combined Rehearsal, National Day Parade, Singapore

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