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    Seletar Airfield  Republic of Singapore
Location
Lat 1° 25' 1N Long 103° 52' 4E  Seletar Airfield located on the northeastern coast of Singapore. To the north is the Johore Strait and beyond is the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula of Malaysia. To the west is Sembawang Airfield.

Construction
Built prewar as a single runway for use as a civilian airport, the first landing ground on Singapore.

Prewar
Seletar Airport was the first landing ground on Singapore and was the main airport for Singapore between 1930 to June 12, 1937 when Kallang Airport opened.

Wartime History
During World War II, used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during the defense of Singapore. During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, used until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Royal New Zealand Air Force by Sqd. Ldr. J.M.S. Ross (1955), NZ WWII official history, page 80

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October 23, 2019

 

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