Naval shipyard honors King

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Navy shipyard employees lined up in formation to spell out a message honoring HM the late King.

Vice Adm. Sutthinant Sakul­puchapong, commander of the Naval Engineering Command and director of Phra Chulachomklao Naval Repair Station, joined Rear Adm. Wittaya Laorjan, director of Mahidol Adulyadej Naval Shipyard, Nov. 11 to lead 400 sailors in their dress whites to publicly mourn His Majesty the late King.

400 sailors in their dress whites line up in the shape of the Thai numeral 9 in front of HTMS Narathiwat.
400 sailors in their dress whites line up in the shape of the Thai numeral 9 in front of HTMS Narathiwat.

The group first sang the Royal Anthem and observed a moment of silence before lining in the shape of the Thai numeral 9 in front of HTMS Narathiwat. The formation was photographed for posterity.

Sutthinant said sailors, shipyard workers and their families were grateful for the late monarch’s boundless kindness and generosity during his 70-year reign and wanted to show their appreciation.

Vice Adm. Sutthinant Sakulpuchapong, commander of the Naval Engineering Command and director of Phra Chulachomklao Naval Repair Station, pays tribute to His Majesty the late King.
Vice Adm. Sutthinant Sakulpuchapong, commander of the Naval Engineering Command and director of Phra Chulachomklao Naval Repair Station, pays tribute to His Majesty the late King.