Reunions

If you are looking to re-connect: The are plenty of people in and around the UK, Canada, USA, Spain and Australia who organise regional events to do with the Seletar Association and other interesting matters to do with the RAF. If you’re not sure who’s who and how to contact them – here’s the list … More Reunions

Royal Air Force Seletar Reunion Tour – March 2009

via seletar.net Mid March saw thirty-eight members of the Association once again gathering at that ancient conglomeration of buildings known as Heathrow Airport…… lots of great pictures of Singapore, including the sad mid-demolition one of the old mess hall. “After Singapore, it was time for one group to head back for the UK and another … More Royal Air Force Seletar Reunion Tour – March 2009

Seletar Boy

Inset to main story at Straits Times 30 March RETIRED Major Yeo Kuan Joo, 72, who is coordinator and guide for the RAF Seletar Association members on tour here, has a special relationship with Seletar Airbase. After losing his father in World War II, the middle child of three children, then aged about 11, met … More Seletar Boy

Bicycle Blitzkrieg – The Malaya Campaign and the Fall of Singapore

Just came across a cracking essay that seemed worth passing on – full document at linked url. 8 February 1994 Paper directed by Commander Mark Hess, USN Faculty, Department of Strategy and Policy Japan’s December 1941-February 1942 invasion of Malaya and culminating conquest of Singapore is analyzed from an operational perspective. Although overshadowed by better … More Bicycle Blitzkrieg – The Malaya Campaign and the Fall of Singapore

A simple life

Congratulations to the Jalan Kayu Trail, for securing an official launch back in November 2007! An intriguing snippet, demonstrating that the Airbase has always attracted folks who can be content with the simple things in life Dear Jalan Kayu Trail Team members, I spent a very happy and memorable time at Seletar from 1962 to … More A simple life

RAF Seletar

According to History of RAF Organisation Operational Control Opened – 1 Jan 1930 – A landing ground was constructed in 1926/27 as well as a slipway for flying boats. RAF Far East Feb 1942 – Aug 1945 Station under Japanese occupation Air Command South East Asia Far East Air Force Closed – 31 Mar 1971 … More RAF Seletar

Pingat Jasa Malaysia

This remarkable entry in the RAF Seletar web site – kudos to the Malaysian government for acknowledging contribution of the veterans. In 2005 the Malaysian Government approached the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to seek approval to present their new medal, known as the Pingat Jasa Malaysia, to British veterans and others who served in … More Pingat Jasa Malaysia

WW2 memories

The Flora & Fauna edition of Postcards from Seletar is off at the printers, and it is time to start research for the Heritage edition. Browsing through the BBC website, I came across a section packed with personal memories. Lieutenant Commander R. G. Curry VRD recalls Lieutenant General Tomoyuki Yamashita had driven our armies out … More WW2 memories

RAF visits the camp

RAF Seletar, Singapore, was an RAF station from 1928 through to 1971. The RAF Seletar Association was formed in 1997 to help bring together anyone who have had any dealings with the base in any capacity service or civilian. Forces reunited has a long and growing list of ex-Seletar RAF personnel.  Some background Chinese immigrants … More RAF visits the camp