Naval Battle Memorial Day
On Sunday 17th January 2010, Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Kamthorn Pumhiran presided over the wreath-laying ceremony, the merit making ceremony and the Royal Thai Navy’s heroes praising ceremony. The event commemorates the bravery of the naval heroes who sacrificed their lives in defence of the country’s independence and sovereignty during that battle that took place against the French on 17th January 1941. The ceremony took place at the memorial for HTMS Thonburi at the Royal Thai Naval Academy in Samut Prakan. Also in attendance was Mr. Surachai Kanasa, the Governor of Samut Prakan Province.
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