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Making The Cut: Guards Conversion Course

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Country of origin  Singapore
Location(s)  Bedok Camp
Original network  YouTube
No. of episodes  7 episodes
Running time  6 to 8 minutes
Making The Cut: Guards Conversion Course httpswwwmindefgovsgcontentimindefresource
Original release  December 28, 2011 – February 09, 2012
Similar  Ah Boys to Men, Ah Boys to Men 2, Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen

Making The Cut: Guards Conversion Course is a Singaporean documentary released in 2011. Filmed at the Bedok Camp. 122 soldiers from all walks of life attempt to survive the toughest challenge in 3 weeks to get the Guardsman tab. 7 episodes were released. The first episode airs on 28 December 2011 on YouTube, subsequent episodes were released on Every Thursday, each clip lasted for 6 to 8 minutes.


The series was filmed by Lance Corporal (LCP) Jake Nam, a Full-Time National Serviceman from DMC. Mano Mahendran serves as narrator of the show.


To earn the Guardsman tab, all 122 personnel, from all walks of life, from an active regular to National Service Full-time( NSF) third sergeants, must endure 3 weeks compulsory training. Although not all will survive the training, the toughest will be given the final honour of being recognised as a highly trained specialised troopers who are always "Ready to Strike".

The Trainees

Below are the cast in this documentary:

Their Trainers

  • SLTC Clifford Keong - Commander, 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade
  • MAJ Fredie Tan - Commanding Officer
  • 1WO Saravanan - Course Commander and Regimental Sergeant Major
  • 3WO Johan Bin Kassim - Sergeant Major
  • 1SG Devandran - Cadre/Trainer
  • 1SG Alvin Thomas - Cadre/Trainer
  • References

    Making The Cut: Guards Conversion Course Wikipedia