The Naval Special Warfare Command marked its 61st anniversary with a war games exercise.
Adm. Naris Prathumsuwan, commander of the Battle Squadron, opened the April 19 exercise with top Royal Thai Navy officers and Sattahip District officials.
As part of the proceedings, monks chanted, prayed and received alms in remembrance of fallen navy sailors.
Rear Adm. Pinyo Tholieng, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, said the division is tasked with risky missions and its personnel are recognized for their bravery and efforts to execute each mission with honor.
The Naval Special Warfare Command began their 61st anniversary with a traditional religious ceremony.
The mission to protect the country was passed down from King Taksin the Great, whom has created a stronghold and stability by leading troops from Chantaburi to retake Thon Buri and Ayutthaya from the Burmese in the 1700s.