There was a farewell parade for four British Service Chiefs on Friday (29 October) at Sembawang Base, Singapore, as the British military withdrawal from the island was completed.
GTV Guests stand as colour party march onto parade ground
TV Far East Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett arrives, walks to dais
GV Helicopter fly-past, followed by transport aircraft.. PAN to guns firing salute C-in-C and staff on dais
GV Jet fly-past
GV Troops at Present Arms
SV Airborne soldier in front of crowd at night
CU C-in-C on dais
SV Unit of Air Force march past
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Background: There was a farewell parade for four British Service Chiefs on Friday (29 October) at Sembawang Base, Singapore, as the British military withdrawal from the island was completed.
The British military leaders were the Commander-in-Chief Far East, Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett, who took the salute at the parade and his three single service commanders, Rear Admiral Anthony Troup (Far East Fleet), Major-General Walter Thomas (Far East Land Forces), and Air Vice-Marshal Nigel Maynard (Far East Air Force).
From November the first, Singapore will be covered by new five-nation Defence arrangements, to which contributions will be made by Singapore, Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia.