The Escape club I’ll Be There
I recall hearing this song while out on a NCC camp in sembawang camp many years ago, was it a 2 weeks camp or what but I certainly could remember hearing this song and what emotion it invoked.
Hearing this song now, strangely made me recall those NCC(Sea) days, on saturday morning, how I would take bus no. 169 from my AMK place and then moving to my bishan place, it always the same for my 4 years time there, wake up take breakfast, wear that NCC Sea uniform, go take bus(bus journey was 1hour plus), reach sembawang camp, walk in for about 20 mins, those days, the camp was strictly outbound, we had to carry a special pass to get in. Upon reaching the NCC(Sea) camp inside the camp, the present SAFYC, we would do some last minute work on our boots, uniform, etc before falling for colors parade, something that I remember proudly about. It is an age old naval tradition.
Thereafter, it could be footdrill, lessons, or we could be out at sea doing stuff like canoeing, pulling, sailing or Outboard Motors.
Those days, there were no machines to help bring the boats into the water, all it took was manual labor, when we started out in secondary 1, there were more people and over the 4 years, more dropped out.
A little of my memories I had of NCC and those days in the early nineties. If I only I could relive those moments again, I probably be bringing a camera along! Next time I shall write about R.I.C.E, Orienteering, M-16, Cadet Lieutant Course, Brisbane Exchange Program, etc.