Monday, January 20, 2014

Cadet Leader Matters: Midshipmen Sea Training Deployment (MSTD) from 7 to 15 April 2014

Good Day Cadet Leaders,

MSTD (Midshipmen Sea Training Deployment) Phase 1 for 2014 will be held from 7 April to 15 April 2014. Application is open to Cadet Leaders only. Please find attached the application form and instructions.

Each unit may nominate up to two cadets. MSTD is a good eye-opener for our sea cadets and teacher officers alike to experience the workings onboard RSN Vessels, which includes a shore leave (off shore rest & recreation time) before the deployment on ship before going back to Singapore.

The port of call will be at Korea (Busan). Details as below :

- Depart Singapore : 7 April 2014 (By Flight)

- Arrive at Busan (Korea) : 7 April 2014

- Depart Busan (Korea) : 10 April 2014 (Sail)
- Arrive at Changi Naval Base, Singapore: 15 April 2014 

1) Swim Test. There will be a compulsory swim test conducted at NMI Changi Naval Base on 13 Feb (Thursday) at 1330hrs. A bus will be provided at 1245hrs to fetch the sea cadets to NMI Changi Naval Base.

2) Interview. Those who have successfully cleared the swim test will be interviewed by a panel chaired by Commandant NCC at NCC HQ on 24 Feb. A total of 10 cadets (and 2 reserve) + 2 teacher officers will be selected for the trip.

3) Medical Screening. Applicants who are selected for the trip are to proceed to clear a medical screening on 3 Mar.Cadets who do not pass the medical will not be approved for the MSTD.

4) Vaccinations. Cadets and accompanying teacher officers are to have their injections vaccinations done at a clinic appointed by NCC during the week of 17-21 March (School Holidays).

5) Pre-departure briefing and drawing of Navy Rig. Cadets and teacher officers will attend a pre-departure briefing conducted by Commander Sea and draw their navy rig at Kallang Sea Training Centre on 31 Mar.

6) Interested cadets are to notify me via email or in person of your interest by Wed 22 Jan if not latest by Fri 24 Jan 2014.

7) You are also to fill up the attached MSTD application form completely. Incompleted forms will be duly rejected. The forms are to be submitted to me latest by Fri 24 Jan 2014.

If you would like to know more about MSTD and what you are up for and against during MSTD, you can watch the following videos:

a) MSTD Trailer

b) The Passage: A Midshipmen's Journey (Episodes 1 to 10) - Each Episode is about 10-12 minutes.



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