The big exercise that my squadron had been planning last week was over in just under 30 minutes yesterday. The lamp posts, street signs and bus shelters had all be toppled and laid to rest on its side. Ironically, it's by the Chinese and Muslim cemeteries. Location: LCK as how the sergeants and officers refer to it. For the layman, let's stick with the familiar Lim Chu Kang Road.
I got a little tan from my time out in the sun, but it was all worth it. At the end of the exercise, our base commander lauded praise for how well the NSmen had worked together to pull the whole thing off.
It'll literally be five years down the road before the long straight will be closed to vehicular traffic and public access for our fighter and support jets to use it as an alternate runway again. Until then, it was a spectacular display of RSAF's sleek machines that sadly wasn't caught on camera by members of the public. Regrets I can't download more details/photos as some of these are classified information.