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The 3rd Singapore Division commonly known as 3rd Division is a combined arms division of the Singapore Army.

3rd Singapore Division
Founded31 August 1970
Country Singapore
BranchSingapore Army
TypeCombined Arms
Garrison/HQJurong Camp 1
Nickname(s)Tigers
Motto(s)Foremost and Utmost
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier General David Neo
Division Sergeant MajorSenior Warrant Officer Chua Wee Giap

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HistoryEdit

The 3rd Singapore Division was formed on 31 August 1970 under the name of Area III Command. On 1 May 1976, Area III Command was officially re-designated as 3rd Singapore Infantry Division. On 21 March 1991, 3rd Singapore Division was inaugurated as the first combined arms division in the Singapore Army. Following the drawdown of 1 People's Defence Force in December 2004, 3rd Singapore Division took command of the former's units. [1][2]

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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ "Army News September 2011" (PDF). Singapore Army. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  2. ^ "3rd Division". Ministry of Defence Singapore. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
Bibliography
  • Huxley, Tim (2000). Defending the Lion City: the Armed Forces of Singapore. Allen & Unwin Pty LTD. ISBN 1-86508-118-3.

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