SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

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    SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by filupe on Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:09 am


    SAF uniform circa 1989 – note that the cut is based on 3rd pattern US jungle uniform


    SAF Goretex jacket


    SAF webbing LBE circa 1989


    SAF rucksack circa 1989 – a medium capacity pack, later versions would incorporate fastex buckles




    SAF LBE then changed to a local manufacture of the tried and tested Israeli LBE – currently the SAF now field a MOLLE type vest
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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:55 am

    Here are pictures of the new SAF No.4 "Pixelised" uniform. It was first introduced in 2008, which is what these items are dated as. As with other Singapore items, these are made in China.

    There are several very interesting features of this uniform. On the jacket there is a small patch of velcro behind the rank instead of a button. This is really useful, IMHO, because it's sometimes quite difficult to button up a jacket when one of the buttons is under the rank flap.

    The rank flap is sewn down to the uniform, which means it is actually a loop. Because it can't slip on the rank itself has velcro on its back. This allows it to stay securely on the loop. I suspect this feature keeps the rank flap from being accidentally unattached during field use.

    The trousers have velcroed camo straps on the insides of each leg at knee height. I presume this helps keep knee pad straps from slipping down the leg. An apparent prototype actually had the knee reinforcements velcroed on the sides so the knee pad would go underneath, which definitely prevented it from moving but did mean the knee cloth would get beat to Hell pretty quickly. This is a better arrangement IMHO.

    Interestingly there is velcro provided only for the unit badge on the right arm. Everything else is sewn directly onto the uniform.

    There is a desert version of this uniform. I wonder if I'll ever be able to get one!

    These features appear to be very useful and are certainly the first I've seen on any uniform. Pretty neat stuff!

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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:12 pm

    Wow, I've never seen "good" pictures of the new digital pattern. Thanks for sharing those!

    Looks very similar to MARPAT, perhaps just on a smaller scale.


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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by lammasulyon on Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:14 am

    Nice set there, steve! but there are some things i would lke to point out:

    the fabric of this uniform is special, AFAIK is made to draw heat away from the body, a good feature.

    The reason behind the velcro patch only for the unit badges (in this case yours is a 6th Division badge)is that, should the conscript volunteers to change his unit he is currently posted in (like my uncle did - from a regular unit to the Singapore Commandos), he can simply remove his patch and replace it with the new unit hes posted into. This feature was introduced in around 2004.

    I nearly got my hands on the desert version, until my uncle had pulled back his decision to donate a new one to me on the grounds of its legality in the hands of a civilian

    ( i reckon its just the case of him being lazy)


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    Post by vonstuck on Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:05 pm

    old pattern




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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by cbreedon3 on Sat May 28, 2011 5:43 pm

    Does anyone know of the Singaporeans make a smock in the digital camo that they have?
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    Singaporean lid, found in a bin with a few uniforms and bits and bobs by one of the boys after a exercise, was being used as a hat for a snowman, before i grabbed it lol
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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:15 am

    Some fantastic pics of the digital uniforms, both types, in this thread:

    http://www.defencetalk.com/forums/military-photos-videos/singapore-army-pictures-10396-2/

    Sample pic:



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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:01 am

    2 sets of the older uniform. hat and beret.
    2 sets new digital pattern, shirt with pen pockets on sleeves and one without, trou with the knee pad holders and one pair without.
    New style hat and helmet.
    T shirts and caps from a exercise.

































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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:45 pm

    Nice helmet and cover! Good find on top of other good finds!

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    Post by Guessologist on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:57 pm

    Vest







    I'd hate to wear one of these things in the tropics. Would be rather uncomfortable and sweaty.

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    Post by Guessologist on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:59 pm

    Raincoat






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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by alphaproduction on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:52 am

    How is the export status on singaporean uniform? Is it easy to get?
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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by filupe on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:27 am

    @ alphaproduction ... I see you found the Singapore thread finally!

    Singapore Army uniforms turn up from time to time on EBay but they are by no means common. There is a 'soldiers market' - a multi storey open air affair which has a number of stalls catering to military needs. Now and again it is possible to source a full uniform from one or another of the stalls but usually there are just bits of assorted kit and insignia.

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    Post by alphaproduction on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:25 am

    filupe wrote:@ alphaproduction ... I see you found the Singapore thread finally!

    Singapore Army uniforms turn up from time to time on EBay but they are by no means common. There is a 'soldiers market' - a multi storey open air affair which has a number of stalls catering to military needs. Now and again it is possible to source a full uniform from one or another of the stalls but usually there are just bits of assorted kit and insignia.

    Well, i sort of know some guy who consistenly post their Digital SAF uniform on e-bay...
    Guess this is still not very popular amoung collector.
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    Re: SINGAPORE - Militaria of the Singapore Armed Forces

    Post by filupe on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:49 am

    I need a Singapore digital uniform and be happy to swap for an Auscam one ... even better would be the Singapore desert uniform, to match the hat I already have.

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    Post by alphaproduction on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:54 am

    filupe wrote:I need a Singapore digital uniform and be happy to swap for an Auscam one ... even better would be the Singapore desert uniform, to match the hat I already have.

    heh it's not hard for the green one, the question is you want insignia with it? And what Auscam you are willing to trade?

    The desert SAF is VERY VERY VERY VERY hard to find..........
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:06 am

    hmm i have a spare set of greens Smile but have plenty of auscam...
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    Post by FobanX on Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:52 pm

    Singaporean lizard short sleeve shirt

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    Post by vonstuck on Sun May 18, 2014 5:53 pm

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    Post by drmatz on Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:14 pm

    vertical lizard in use...


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