Navy observes Armed Forces Day

Friday, 24 January 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 4 By  Patcharapol Panrak

The Sattahip Naval Base marked Royal Thai Armed Forces Day with oath-taking and marching.

Adm. Narong Phipatanasai presided over the Jan. 18 “oath of allegiance to the colors” by battalions in the field in front of the Air Coastal and Defense Command. The forces, comprised of Sattahip- and Bangkok-based troops as well as cadets, then marched in formation.

The event culminated with a parade by the Naval Academy, 1st Frigate Squadron, Helicopter Carrier Squadron, 1st Naval Military Police Battalion, Naval Rating School, Marine Division, Marine Training Center, 12th Anti-aircraft Squadron, 1st Coastal Defense Regiment, Security Division, Construction and Development Division, and Security Division, Bangkok.

Sailors parade in front of Adm. Narong Phipatanasai and top Thai Navy officers to commemorate Armed Forces Day in Sattahip.Sailors parade in front of Adm. Narong Phipatanasai and top Thai Navy officers to commemorate Armed Forces Day in Sattahip.

Royal Thai Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually to commemorate King Naresuan’s victory over Burmese forces in 1593, as well as honor Thai military dead over the years. Each year all armed forces vow an oath to commemorate the Great King’s actions.

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