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British Army 1945

Location
Lat 1° 17' 35N Long 103° 51' 21E Island located to the south of the Malaya Peninsula. Offshore is Sentos Island.

Wartime History
On February 8, 1942 Japanese Army 5th and 18th Divisions landed on the landward side. The large naval guns protecting the harbor and pointing in the wrong direction were unable to fire. The British surrendered on February 15, 1942. The Japanese occupied Singapore until the end of the war.

Operation Tiderace was the Allied operation to recapture Singapore. On September 5, 1945 at 11:30am, HMS Sussex entered Singapore Harbor with the flag of the Rear-Admiral Cedric Holland. After anchoring, General Seishirō Itagaki, commander of the Japanese garrison at Singapore was brought on board and signed the formal surrender of the Japanese Army.

Seletar Naval Base
Located at Singapore Harbor.

Seletar Airfield
Prewar airfield on the northern coast of Singapore.

Sembawang Airfield
Prewar airfield occupied by the Japanese

Kallang Airfield
Pre-war airfield with a single runway, located on the southern coast of Singapore

Sungei Buloh Airfield
Pre-war airfield with a single runway, located on the southern coast of Singapore

Tengah Airfield
Pre-war airfield with a single runway, located on the southern coast of Singapore

Kranji War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Cemetery, with 24,313 identified and the Singapore Memorial with over 24,000 missing.

Keppel Harbor
Located at the middle of Singapore Island's southern coast.

Sentosa Island (Fort Siloso)
Fort Siloso was built in 1880s by the British to protect the western approaches to Singapore Harbor. Today the fort is a museum documenting the Battle for Singapore during 1942.

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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