Navy honors retiring generals

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The Royal Thai Navy honored two of Thailand’s top military leaders on their retirements with a 19-gun salute and a parade of patrol boats and warships.
The Royal Thai Navy honored two of Thailand’s top military leaders on their retirements with a 19-gun salute and a parade of patrol boats and warships.

The Royal Thai Navy honored two of Thailand’s top military leaders on their retirements.

Navy commander-in-chief Adm. Naris Pratumsuwan led the festivities on the deck of the HTMS Naresuan at Sattahip Naval Base Sept. 19 for Permanent Secretary for Defense Gen. Theppong Tippayachan and Supreme Defense Commander Gen. Thanchaiyan Srisuwan. They are set to retire Sept. 30.

The two lifetime officers were given a 19-gun salute and watched a parade of patrol boats and warships.

The Naval Air Division also did a flyby while sailors marched in a military parade.

Both retiring officers praised the sailors for the lavish sendoff, saying they would always remember it.