I extend my sincere condolences and those of the Australian Government to the Singapore Armed Forces and the family of full-time National Serviceman 3rd Sergeant Chan Hiang Cheng Gavin following his tragic death as a result of a vehicle incident at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland on the evening of 15 September 2017.
Approximately 5,000 Singapore Armed Forces personnel are in Australia to participate in Exercise WALLABY, Singapore's major annual unilateral training activity. Australia and Singapore have a deep and enduring defence relationship and our thoughts are with Singapore at this time.
The Australian Government will provide any support needed following this tragic event.
No ADF members or vehicles were involved in the incident.