Sandbaggers

Sandbag is the group of British and Commonwealth ex-service personnel based in Singapore and the Region. 70 years ago following the surrender of Singapore, 50,000 captured Allied troops and civilians were marched 28km from central Singapore to Changi Prison in the east. In Remembrance, on Saturday 3rd November 2012, Sandbaggers and friends will Re-Trace this walk. Lest we forget.

In October, Jonathan and Kate Dodd were walking trying to raise some money for the Royal British Legion charity.. J. wrote on his facebook page; Going for a yomp tomorrow! All 28kms of it! Retracing the walk taken by 50,000 captured allied forces 70 years ago after the fall of Singapore. We are doing it to raise money for the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. Kate has set up a donate page for each so please sponsor our efforts, it’s gonna be hot and we’ve got 5 hours to walk it to get to Changi Chapel for a remembrance service. If you can spare a couple of quid it all helps and don’t forget to gift aid too. Cheers!

I saw on his page a picture he liked from ‘The Senior Service’ with two boats.. I do not know much about the ships; names, where was it and what they did… So I look for some help here so the story can be complete. I thought it will help if I can paint the dramatic scene and give it for Jonathan to auction and raise some more money, which he said he will do…Sandbaggers

Let Battle Commence

Fishing Boats

I love the sea and I could spend hours there, day and night. I always as I remember, since childhood was fascinated by fishing boats and the fishermen. I have few fishing boats here on the shore early in a windy day in-between outing.

On the Shore

The Yard

The beauty in ‘The Yard’ is that the boats are all mixed, standing together side by side.. the ones who are going to sail again and the ones who passed their sale by date and might be used as spare parts… that is a mix city life.

Maintenance at The Yard