Let's Talk about National Service

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Jennifer
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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Jennifer » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:55 am

limlim wrote:
Jennifer wrote:
hquek wrote:My fren lagi worse...her kid was selected for Naval Diving Unit. She was super upset but her son was very excited to go for it. So far so good....

:xedfingers: :xedfingers:
I sweated while watching the Ah Boy to Frogmen. If the training drills depicted in the movie are real, it is indeed very demanding.
NDU is elite unit.. difference level of training lah.

It's like commandos.

Demanding? naturally.

Just consider that any training that was served, it meant to prepare them for REAL war. In a REAL war, the enemy is not going to tell you "tomorrow 6am invading, please get ready, set your alarm clock etc.." ya? No point doing wayang exercises that is detached from reality right?
Totally agreed.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by limlim » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:56 am

Jennifer wrote:
Can a pre-enlist boy opt for Police Force to serve his NS?
No. Unless you sign on.

In the SAF, technically if you sign on, you can choose any vocation. Not sure whether this applies to SPF or SCDF thou.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Nebbermind » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:58 am

Jennifer wrote: Can a pre-enlist boy opt for Police Force to serve his NS?
:laugh: In actual fact, that would be even more dangerous coz you are dealing with REAL crooks! Same for SCDF, real incidents, real rescue. Not pretend pretend, bang-bang-bang with simulated enemies!

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Jennifer » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:59 am

I feel that our boys need to know a few things to protect themselves from harm:

1. If not feeling well, do voice out. No need to feel paiseh.
Lesson learnt from the asthmatic boy and the more than regulated throws of grenades.

2. If think the officer's order is not right, do voice out.
Lesson learnt from the no driving licence boy told to drive the jeep.

3. Keep eyes and ears peeled open to look out for danger.
Lesson learnt from falling tree.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by pirated » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:59 am

KancheongMum123 wrote:
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KancheongMum123 wrote:It's a nightmare to me that my son has to go NS =P
It would be a nightmare when your homeland is invaded and there is no one to defend it.

I am not against NS but that the govt has give 100% assurance that our DSs will return safe and sound in one piece. NS can be good training, but not when there is even the slightest possibility that our DSs can get injured or worse kaput. As long as I don't have to worry the slightest bit, NS is ok with me. I spend 18 yrs looking after my only boy as mum. I think I have the right to demand that our DSs will be 100% safe when we put them in the govt's hands for NS training.
Accident can also happen when doing nothing and sitting at home. Does your hubby demand you guarantee 100% safe at home from any natural disasters ?


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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Jennifer » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:01 am

From KancheongMum123 posts, we all can tell she is very anxious about her only boy.

Let's stop asking her questions.

It is her right to be worried.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Jennifer » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:02 am

limlim wrote:
Jennifer wrote:
Can a pre-enlist boy opt for Police Force to serve his NS?
No. Unless you sign on.

In the SAF, technically if you sign on, you can choose any vocation. Not sure whether this applies to SPF or SCDF thou.
OIC.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by limlim » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:06 am

Jennifer wrote:
limlim wrote:
Jennifer wrote:
Can a pre-enlist boy opt for Police Force to serve his NS?
No. Unless you sign on.

In the SAF, technically if you sign on, you can choose any vocation. Not sure whether this applies to SPF or SCDF thou.
OIC.
But..... I guess, if the enlistee is the only child(or only son?), the parent can reject the posting to an elite unit like the commando if they so decide.

Guess there was such a provision. maybe apply to NDU too.

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Nebbermind » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:07 am

Jennifer wrote:From KancheongMum123 posts, we all can tell she is very anxious about her only boy.

Let's stop asking her questions.

It is her right to be worried.
Whether it's only one boy or many children, we will all be equally anxious if they are to embark in some dangerous activities. Isn't it the best if she could speak to hub/sibling/cousin who had gone thru NS and stop imagining things?

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Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Post by Jennifer » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:16 am

Nebbermind wrote:
Jennifer wrote:From KancheongMum123 posts, we all can tell she is very anxious about her only boy.

Let's stop asking her questions.

It is her right to be worried.
Whether it's only one boy or many children, we will all be equally anxious if they are to embark in some dangerous activities. Isn't it the best if she could speak to hub/sibling/cousin who had gone thru NS and stop imagining things?
That's why I started this thread - to provide some information for the today's NS. Not just based on yesteryears.

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