03 Aug '11, 6am

SAF suspends all field training with immediate effect, following NSF's death on navigation exercise

SAF suspends all field training with immediate effect, following NSF's death on navigation exercise

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has suspended outfield training in all army units and training schools. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE THE Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has suspended outfield training in all army units and training schools, after a full- time national serviceman who collapsed halfway through training, died on Aug 2. The Straits Times understands that outfield training exercises have been halted for Aug 3 in the army's operational units, as well as training institutes such as officer cadet school, specialist cadet school and basic military training centre. There may be plans to extend the time-out. Specialist cadet (SCT) Ee Chun Sheng, 21, was pronounced dead on Aug 2, after he was found unconscious earlier in the day while on a navigation exercise in the Ama Keng training area in Lim Chu Kang. The last time the SAF halted physical fitness training was in 2008 when...

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