The Singapore Naval Base (as Her/His Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Singapore or HMS Sembawang), situated in Sembawang at the northern tip of Singapore, was a Royal Navy Shore establishment as well as being a cornerstone of British Defence policy (the Singapore strategy) in the Far East between the World Wars.
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“It is now time to stop and to ask ourselves the question which my last commanding officer, Admiral Hyman Rickover, asked me and every other young naval officer who serves or has served in an atomic submarine. For our Nation M for all of us M that question is, Why not the best?”
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)
“For those who are base in judgement do not know the good they hold in their hands until they cast it off.”
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