Singapore celebrated its national day on Monday (9 August) with a parade underlining the island's growing military strength.
CU Singapore flag ZOOM OUT TO tanks in parade
LV Lee Kuan Yew and Cabinet on rostrum
CU Commander salutes from passing tank
GV Jeeps drive past
Ground to Air helicopters fly past
Ground to Air jets fly past
GV & SV Troops marching past (4 shots)
SV Lee Kuan Yew and ministers seated
GV Girls walk past with float
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Background: Singapore celebrated its national day on Monday (9 August) with a parade underlining the island's growing military strength. The Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and several cabinet members watched tanks and armoured personnel carriers drive past the city hall and helicopters and Hunter jets fly past. It was the sixth anniversary parade since Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965 and became an independent nation.