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The Seletar is an area in the northeast of Singapore. It can also be named after the Seletar design area (as designated by the city redevelopment authority), in the northeast of Singapore. This is bordered by the Sengkang design area to the southwest, Punggol to the eastward, Yishun and Simpang to the wwest and the Johor Strait to the north. 2.
Former Royal Air Force Station Seletar Royal Air Force Air Base, the area now hosts a new S$60 million Seletar Space Aerpark covering 140 acres. Completion of the aeronautics and space project is scheduled for 2018 and will host the industry specializing in aeroplane servicing and repair It is planned to make Seletar one of Singapore's major centers together with Jurong East, Tampines and Woodlands.
Selectar is probably one of the older placeholders. Seletar is the name given to the indigenous inhabitants of the coast, Orang Asli Seletar, hence the name of the name. Later Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor is said to have brought these persons from Seletar to Sungai Pulai in southwestern Johor. The Seletar Design Area, as designated by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, divides a property border with design areas of Sengkang in the southern, riverborders with Punggol in the eastern and Yishun in the western.
Seletar planning area is formally subdivided into 4 sub-zones - Seletar, Seletar Aerospace Park, Pulau Punggol Barat and Pulau Punggol Timor.
Selectar Airports (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) is a civil aviation hub in Seletar, Northeast Singapore, operated by the Changi Group. Initially built in 1928 as a Royal Air Force (RAF Seletar) airbase, the Singapore Airfield was Singapore's first truly global one.
Following deliberations by the Singapore government and CAAS, however, it was resolved to construct a Budget (LCC) terminal at Singapore Changi Airport instead. Between 1928 and 1971, RAF Seletar was a Royal Air Force stop in Singapore. The RAF first adopted in 1921 a plan to establish an airport, a pilot vessel and a navy bases in Singapore.
First aircrafts to reach the station were four Supermarine Southampton floatplanes on February 28, 1928. From 1930, RAF Seletar was used as a civilian airfield before Singapore's first civilian airfield was opened in Kallang on 12 June 1937 (until the end of the 1940s). In May 1930 the Amy Johnson was briefly hosted by Amy Johnson on her UK-Australia trip in her Gipsy Moth called'Jason', and also by Amelia Earhart in June 1937 on her attempted international voyage in her Lockheed 10 Electra.
The Seletar airport was the scene of rug bombardments when the first Singapore attack was launched by naval bomber JJs sometime after their troops entered Kota Bahru. She was given up when the Japs took Johore Bahru, who took her ordnance within reach of the area. Seletar, like Sembawang, was part of the Australian Army's Royal Japan Naval Aviation Service during the time of the Occupied Territories, while Tengah was under the authority of the Australian Army's Royal Japan Army Aviation Force.
Between 1942 and 1945, a number of IJN wafers were mainly deployed or crossed by Seletar to train. The troops deployed in Seletar during this period included 936. K?k?tai (B5N Kate, D3A Val and E13A1 Jake), 381. K?k?tai (A6M Zero and J2M Raiden). It was also where the 601. K?k?tai was already early before its demolition on bord of the Philippine Sea (Marianas Turkey Shoot) in June.
Seletar's current airstrip was constructed during the Japanese occupation. Officials of the Royal Navy and the RAF see Vice Admiral Kogure sign the official take-over of Seletar Airport by the Japanese on September 8, 1945. The RAF returned to the country after World War II and in the latter part of the 1940' and 1950' the basis was strongly implicated in the Malaysian state of emergency, with Beaufighters, Spitfires and Mosquitos stationed there while they operated against Malaysian rebels.
Of the many groups stationed there at that period, numbers 60, 81 and 205 were RAF sqn. 2 ] The basis was also the home of 390 MU - the maintenance basis for the entire Far Eastern Air Force. In the 1960', RAF Seletar was home to the 103 and 110 seasons, both of which were fitted with Westland Whirlwind Mk 10 and 34 seater aircraft with Blackburn Beverleys.
As of June 1962, 66 squadrons (led by Sqn Leader Gray) with their Bristol 192 Belvedere choppers were also stationed in Seletar and sent on regular missions to Kuching, Brunei, Labuan and Butterworth as part of the Borneo Heath and Mind campaigns (the season was later dissolved in March 1969).
2 ] The chopper teams provided a tracing and emergency services for the Singapore area. 64 Sqadron, located in Seletar, Bloodhound Mk II was operating as anti-aircraft missile from January 1, 1964 until the dissolution of the unit on March 30, 1970 with the roll and gear to 170 SQF.
At the end of March 1971 the RAF base was shut down (see east of Suez) and Seletar was turned over to the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC), which became the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) in 1973 after the withdrawal from Britain. Seletar's celebrity claims included that several classical types of RAF planes completed their last missions from there, among them the Short Singapore Flying Ship ( "Mk. III Kitron 6912 of No. 205 Squadron RAF October 14, 1941.
The following are: 5 Squid RNZAF ),Supermarine Spitfire (PR. XIX PS888 of 81 sqn 1954), De Havilland Mosquito (PR. 34 SG314 of 81 sqn 1955), Shortsunderland Flyboat (GR. 5 ML797 "P" of 205 sqn, 15 May 1959) and Bristol Beaufighter (TT. X RD761 Station Flight 1960). Shorts Sunderland airboats took off on 22 June 1938 with 230 sqn, a 205 sqn affiliated RAF crew in Seletar's RAF air force services. The founding years of SADC (later RSAF) were founded in September 1968 with the founding of the FTS (Flying Training School) using three Cessna 172G/Hs on loan from the Singapore Flight Club.
In May 1969, the ensuing arrivals of eight new Cessna 172Ks took over the task of the first and helped to raise the pace of education for more select apprentices in order to take part in elementary education. Today Seletar is a general airfield, mainly for charter and educational use.
It is open 24/7. During 1998, the international airports registered 7,945 regular services, 23,919 passenger movements and 6,025 tonnes of freight. Republic of Singapore and the Seletar and Singapore Flight Clubs are located at Seletar International Airports. Singapore Flight College also provides flight instruction at Jandakot International in Perth, Western Australia and Sunshine Coast in Maroochydore, Queensland.
The Singapore Youth Paragliding Club, which is located on the west side of the take-off and landing strip of the Singapore International Aerodrome, is another well-known flight club. The Republic Singapore Air Force rotation 124 Squadron also has a civil airfield session, although it is usually based at Sembawang Air Base.
Berjaya Air Services ended on 31 October 2010 and was transferred to Changi International Airfield. In view of the recent demands for a groundhandler to operate at the airport, the implementation and implementation of very stringent regulations that would normally be applicable to large aeroplanes, and the modernisation schemes mentioned above, the engagement of the Singapore Airports Authority and Singapore in support and acceptance of the General Aviation small personal and recreational aviation sector has often been questioned.
A short Singapore Mk III airboat of 205 square meters, in service under three'vic' formation of Vickers Vildebeest torpedobomber of 100 square meters A short Singapore Mk III airboat, similar to those of 205 square meters Catalina I of 205 square meters is maintained in her hanger at RAF Seletar.
In the right back you can see one of the squadron's Short Singapore Mk III double-decker-flyers. These same Mitsubishi J2M Raiden fighter planes are tested by Navy pilots from Japan under the watchful eye of RAF officials from Seletar. The 205 Sqn Short Sunderland Mark V ML797 "P" on the RAF Seletar Ramps, the last of its kind to leave the RAF's current operations on June 30, 1959.
Air photo of Seletar Air Base, Singapore, with RAF Mosquito and Dakota I airplanes in park. There are two buses (lines 103 and 117) available from the Aéroport. For all journeys from the airports there is an extra charge. The Drift to War until the Fall of Singapore.
"SELETAR, Crowning glory - The story of the RAF in Singapore" Airport information for WSSL at World Aero Data.