PATTAYA – The Royal Thai Navy celebrated the 43rd birthday of its coastal air patrol unit at a ceremony in Sattahip.
A division of the ACDC, the coastal air patrol was established in 1975 with the opening of a radar installation on Kaho Klong Thoop.
March 1 was made the official anniversary of the unit in 1982 when then-unit commander Capt. Winyan Sattatiwisat hosted a ceremony at Radar Station 11 on Khao Klong Thoop.
The air wing is responsible for patrolling the coastal and marine economic zones.