Basic Military Training Centre
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Coordinates: The Basic Military Training Centre (abbreviation: BMTC; Chinese: 基本军事训练中心) is a military training facility located in Ladang, Pulau Tekong, in Singapore. Comprising four schools, it is the Basic Military Training ground for the majority of recruits in the Singapore Armed Forces.
List of Companies
BMTC School 1
BMTC School 2
BMTC School 3
"Starting from the 05/09 batch, the following companies are under a newly formed school 3"
BMTC School 4
Located in Rocky Hill Camp, which was formerly the premises of the School of Infantry Specialists. School 4 was previously under School 1, with only three companies occupying Rocky Hill Camp. As of 2010, School 4 has its own Medical Centre and Swimming Pool.
- 1st Company (Keshik) - Formerly Zulu Coy (Sch 1)
- 2nd Company (Gladiator) - Formerly Yankee Coy (Sch 1)
- 3rd Company (Samurai) - Formerly Quebec Coy (Sch 1)
- 4th Company (Knight)
- 5th Company (Musketeer)
- 6th Company (Viking)
- 7th Company (Centurion)
The new BMTC houses the latest generation of military training facilities, which are being progressively introduced across the island. This includes facilities such as a dedicated 5-storey block for each company, air-conditioned smart lecture rooms, elevators, air-conditioned gymnasiums, and a shooting range simulator. Co-located in the training ground are various training sheds of various sizes customised to fit platoons or entire companies. There are also rifle, grenade and Battle Inoculation Course ranges. In addition, there are sports facilities and supporting amenities such as a medical centre, canteens, auditoriums, an SAF E-Mart outlet, the Infantry Heritage Centre and Total Defence Museum.
All buildings in the Ladang complex are connected by sheltered walkways, and are linked to the ferry terminal for transportation to the main island. It is also easily accessible to pre-existing training facilities in the rest of the island, with the Tekong Highway just north of the training complex.
Located near to the ferry terminal is a statue known as the National Service Landmark, depicting a life-sized infantry soldier with the Singapore Armed Forces Flag, which was unveiled by Dr Tony Tan on the same day of the training centre's official opening.
- Singapore Armed Forces
- Pulau Tekong
- National Service in Singapore
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