During any parade, family members and friends instinctively stand up and crowd to the front to get the best possible view of their personal heroes of the day. It was no different on 21 August. "The proud men of 1 SIR were responsible for the real-time security of our key installations in Singapore," introduced LTC Justiin Ang, Commanding Officer 1st Singapore Infantry Regiment (1 SIR), as the soldiers of the 15th Mono Intake proudly conducted their milestone parade. Also present at the parade was witnessing officer, Brigade Commander 2nd Singapore Infantry Brigade (2 SIB), COL David Neo, accompanied by Brigade Sergeant Major 2 SIB, MWO Ng Puay Hng.
"I am amazed that my son managed to make it through NS. We are very proud of him," shared Mrs. Jacqueline Dorall Yeo, who attended the parade with her husband, Mr. Eric Yeo, to support their son CPL James. Mr. Yeo noticed a great change in his son too. "James grew to be a confident and disciplined man and he definitely picked up a lot of like skills in the army. I think he is ready to protect our country."