August 7, 2022

Introducing sandals, better meals: How NS has changed in 55 years and the road ahead

By brit

SINGAPORE – In the 1980s, soldiers were allowed to wear only combat boots or running shoes in camp, even when these were wet from the rain after field training.

This meant there was little opportunity to dry their feet even when not training. Then an armour trainee, former chief of defence force Desmond Kuek suggested having sandals as part of the basic kit, to be worn in camp.