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As Singapore celebrates her 54th birthday, here’s a look at how six National Day Parade (NDP) participants have contributed in their own ways to make the nation a better place.
"This is a significant year for the mobile Column…it is the 50th year in which we will see (them) participate in the National Day Parade (NDP), starting from 1969 at the Padang… and it is a chance to showcase the capabilities of our servicemen and women, who are important for the defence of our country."
Fifty years ago, Brigadier-General (BG) (Ret) Colin Theseira was one of the 36 officers who participated in the inaugural Mobile Column.
Journalist Benita Teo experiences the rough and tumble of driving a Leopard 2SG Main Battle Tank.