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New PR wants to serve NS! Advice and Help solicited

Postby LexED » Sun, 14 Nov 2010 11:35 am

Hi All,

I just became a PR. I know I don't have to serve NS but I really want to! I am in love with this country and the ideals it has been founded upon. I plan on renouncing my British Citizenship in the next 2 years (when I'm eligible to apply for Singaporean Citizenship).

The basics:

1. I am 27 Years old.
2. Unmarried.
3. I hold a bachelors degree in law (UK) and a masters degree in business (USA)
4. I own a condo in Singapore.
5. I am employed with an Oil company.
6. I am fluent in Mandarin and have a working knowledge of Arabic and Hindi.
7. I have a British Private Pilots Licence.

I want to serve this country and become not just another Foreign Talent but an integral part of its society.

Can I? Would I be allowed to? Can I enlist as an Officer or would I have to enlist as a Recruit? Owing to my Pilots Licence, would I be allowed to serve in the Air Force?

I thank you for your advice in advance!

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Postby ksl » Sun, 14 Nov 2010 10:09 pm

This is a wind up right :lol: :roll: and British too! OMG, you should have waited until you had some posts behind you, it would have been more convincing :P Tell me what are you going to do with a British pilots licence in the RAF? SMS might be able to help you isn't that right SMS :wink:

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Postby LexED » Sun, 14 Nov 2010 10:32 pm

ksl wrote:This is a wind up right :lol: :roll: and British too! OMG, you should have waited until you had some posts behind you, it would have been more convincing :P Tell me what are you going to do with a British pilots licence in the RAF? SMS might be able to help you isn't that right SMS :wink:


Hi KSL,

Not a wind up at all.

I'm of Indian origin (But a British citizen). I just wanted to know if it was possible. And about the number of posts, well, I just thought this would be the right place to ask my question. So I created an account on here. The anonymity it provides is perfect. If I were to ask a Singaporean colleague I'd look like a fool.

If you think this is the wrong forum, please direct me to the more appropriate one.

I've looked all over online but just can't seem to find a suitable response.

About my PPL, it is unrestricted and not an NPPL i.e. I can fly in any ICAO signatory country. That includes Singapore. About its usability in the Air Force, that's a question I'd like answered.

Any assistance would be appreciated. Cheers!

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 15 Nov 2010 1:35 am

To the OP, if I was a Singaporean I am not sure I would want you defending my country, this took all of five minutes to find;

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/air_force/careers/opportunities/pilot.html

I doubt that having a PPL will make any difference since any Air Force will have it's own criteria. I do know the medical will be much stricter for sure ( I could be mistaken but are PPL medicals are class 3 are they not?).

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Postby LexED » Mon, 15 Nov 2010 1:41 am

Plavt wrote:To the OP, if I was a Singaporean I am not sure I would want you defending my country, this took all of five minutes to find;


Hi!

I saw the link and it is for a full - time Air force job. I have a job. I want to perform National Service Duties : www.ns.sg Where Singaporeans serve for two years and then 40 days every year. Not Full time.

Thank you for your time though.

Any other information would be appreciated.

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 15 Nov 2010 2:07 am


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Postby ksl » Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:24 pm

:shock: :???: I was so confused when i watched that recruiting video on the BMT, I can understand many Singaporean youngsters not taking it very seriously.

There was very little discipline shown, it was a shamble of toy soldiers, that lacked any pride at all, and they found it difficult and the most challenging thing they had done. In fact the British Army Cadet force of young 14 year olds are much more disciplined.

There was no orderly fashion of marching at all until, they came in front of their parents, on a forced march one would be expected to keep pace and not lag behind, I would suggest the Singapore government look again at the video, it doesn't send out good signals, to any young soldiers of having any pride in the uniform, it is more of child's play.

It is much better to form a voluntary reserve force of dedicated soldiers, that can take charge of the NS, the soldiers need more discipline, otherwise they will fall apart in any real emergency.

Plavt answered your question with the link, read the FAQ

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Re: New PR wants to serve NS! Advice and Help solicited

Postby boliaopeople » Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:49 pm

Hi LexED,

Nice to see someone who really WANT to be a Singaporean... You can always volunteer and they will be happy to have you. But be careful though... When I did my NS, had a ausie guy with double degree and a wify but volunteer to go NS. I told him he is crazy but he want to be a true singaporean. 4 weeks down the road, he was cursing and swearing and regret his choice :) but don't worry people like you guys will only suffer for 3 months after which they will be posted to Mindef or some office work.

If you are lucky you will get into some easy going company. I was in a bitch company for 1 month before got posted to another company. I'm lefty and they just set up a company where all lefty will learn how to use the M16 with their right hand (thats like 20 years ago!!). First ever in Singapore army and first every company to have all Warrant Officers as PCs and not those young punk 2nd lt. Life was good under them as they are very experience and know what's training is all about.

Cheers mate


LexED wrote:Hi All,

I just became a PR. I know I don't have to serve NS but I really want to! I am in love with this country and the ideals it has been founded upon. I plan on renouncing my British Citizenship in the next 2 years (when I'm eligible to apply for Singaporean Citizenship).

The basics:

1. I am 27 Years old.
2. Unmarried.
3. I hold a bachelors degree in law (UK) and a masters degree in business (USA)
4. I own a condo in Singapore.
5. I am employed with an Oil company.
6. I am fluent in Mandarin and have a working knowledge of Arabic and Hindi.
7. I have a British Private Pilots Licence.

I want to serve this country and become not just another Foreign Talent but an integral part of its society.

Can I? Would I be allowed to? Can I enlist as an Officer or would I have to enlist as a Recruit? Owing to my Pilots Licence, would I be allowed to serve in the Air Force?

I thank you for your advice in advance!


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