Navy anti-aircraft regiment awards 70,000 baht in scholarships

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The Royal Thai Navy’s 2nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment awarded 70,000 baht in scholarships to children of military families to mark the anniversary of the unit’s founding.

Regiment commander Capt. Wirat Somjit presented the 2,000 stipends to 35 students at the Air and Coastal Defense Command unit’s headquarters in Sattahip June 5.

Royal Thai Navy’s 2nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment commander, Capt. Wirat Somjit presents one of the 2,000 stipends to a grateful student.Royal Thai Navy’s 2nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment commander, Capt. Wirat Somjit presents one of the 2,000 stipends to a grateful student.

All the funds for the scholarships came from donations. Aranya Achawabun, managing director of Arayana Phumiphan Resort & Spa, donated 30,000 baht. Suphamit Thassana sponsored 20,000 baht, Punya Treesuwan donated 10,000 baht, and Prawin 10,000 baht.

Wirat said the regiment is the main battle group in the ACDC and its success depends on its personnel. To maintain morale, commanders organize annual scholarships for students of regiment families.