Navy air wing marks 43rd anniversary

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Air and Coastal Defense Command Chief Rear Adm. Wara Tankham presents a gift to air patrol commander, Capt. Marudech Boonnith in celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the Royal Thai Navy’s coastal air patrol unit.
Air and Coastal Defense Command Chief Rear Adm. Wara Tankham presents a gift to air patrol commander, Capt. Marudech Boonnith in celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the Royal Thai Navy’s coastal air patrol unit.

PATTAYA – The Royal Thai Navy celebrated the 43rd birthday of its coastal air patrol unit at a ceremony in Sattahip.

Air and Coastal Defense Command Chief Rear Adm. Wara Tankham presented a flower basket to air patrol commander, Capt. Marudech Boonnith March 6 to commemorate the event.

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.