On Wednesday, the Sattahip Navy Base, marked the Royal Thai Military’s Day, with the administering of Oaths by Naval Commissioner Admiral Surasak Rune-rerng-roem. The taking of these vows reminds the navy of the importance of their duties, going back to the time of the Great King Na-ray-suan, from the Ayudthaya Kingdom. The King engaged in a one on one fight on the back of the his Royal Elephant and killed the Burmese Emperor Prince Maha-u-pa-saa-chaa, thus freeing Thailand from their Burmese overlords. The Royal Thai Navy is commissioned to keep freedom along the coastlines and in the oceans for Thailand for the next generation.
The observance started with 50 naval officers parachuting from the sky and 12 divisions marching in formation.
The Thai Military Day used to be 25th January but it was changed to 18th January in 2006. This commemoration will continue every year to honor the great king Na-ray-suan and the freedom of Thailand.
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