STOMPer Sam was livid after finding out out that cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) have been issued the same uniform as servicemen from the Singapore Armed Forces.
The National Cade Corps is an uniformed group under the Ministry of Education's Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme that was launched in 1965 to prepare citizens for the demands of National Service. The NCC has three wings -- air, land and sea -- and accepts both male and female cadets into its programme.
The STOMPer wrote:
"I think it's pretty ridiculous that NCC cadets now wear the same uniform as our SAF servicemen.
"Did the relevant authorities look into this before it was approved?
"Can someone please let us know what is happening?
"How will our serviceman, or the public, feel when they see school pupils wearing a similar uniform to one worn by a trained soldier?
"I think our foreign counterparts will find students wearing a soldier's uniform quite funny."