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The WEATHER on TUESDAY (28 May 2002): Showers with thunder in the afternoon over northern, eastern and western Singapore.     WEATHER OUTLOOK:  WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Morning and early afternoon showers with thunder can be expected.   WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide 1.09am  2.7m   -    SUN Sunrise  6.56am    Sunset 7.08pm   MOON  Moonrise  9.00pm   Moonset   8.24am   PSI: 57 (moderate)   TEMPERATURE: 25-32 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.

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  National Service has certainly come a long way since July 1967 when the first batch of 900 male Singapore citizens and permanent residents were called up for compulsory full-time service in the army.

  The then Ministry of Interior and Defence, now known as Mindef, completed the building of the Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute (SAFTI) in June 1966 in preparation for the call-up. 

  Eligible for call-up were those whose 18th birthday fell on or after 1 Jan 1967. Officers had to serve three years and non-officers two years. Thereafter, they would serve a 10-year cycle for in-camp training. Registration of the first batch of youths for national service ended in April 1967.

  The first 900 of independent Singapore's national servicemen reported for enlistment at 50 "send-off points" across Singapore on 17 July 1967. This first batch of National Servicemen Full-time (NSFs) started a new chapter in their lives in Taman Jurong Camp.

  The first batch of 900 National Service Full-time(NSFs) completed their active service in August 1969 and went into "Reserve". 1 SIR and 2 SIR, which used to consist solely of regular soldiers, received their first batches of NSFs in 1969. By the end of 1970, a brigade headquarters was established to co-ordinate the 4 active and 3 reserve battalions.

  The boys who went into national service came out as men. Through the years, this process has been repeating itself. And since the 1990s, men who had gone through national service have, in turn, returned to the Central Manpower Base (CMPB) to send their sons off for national service. Indeed, national service in Singapore has turned full-circle, so to speak. 

  Let's hope that national service will turn many many more such full-circles for us Singaporean males. And those of you who will soon enlist for national service - take heed that "If you, who are growing up, do not understand that you have to defend this, then in the end, we will lose. Other people will come, smack you down and take over." - Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 1967.

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