( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2018-01-24 08:12:12 )
Thai soldiers celebrate their professional day on January18. It is Royal Thai Armed Forces Day, that annually commemorates the victory of King Naresuan in a duel.
The event took place in 1592 (or 1593, according to the other sources) when the King Naresuan defeated the Burmese Crown Prince Mingyi Swa in an elephant duel. The holiday was annually observed on January 25, but the date was changed in 2007.
The Royal Thai Armed Forces defend the independence and territorial integrity of Thailand. It is also charged in the protection of the monarchy of Thailand against all domestic and foreign threats. The Armed Forces consist of Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy and Royal Air Force.
Serving in the Armed Forces is a duty of all citizens of Thailand, however, only males, who are older than 21 and haven't gone through reserve are subjected to a random draft. The randomly chosen men are subjected to 24-month full-time service and volunteers are subjected to 18-month service that depends of their education.
Thai soldiers parade during the Ceremony of Taking the Oath of Allegiance to the Unit Colours 2018 of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day, at a military base in Bangkok, Thailand, 18 January 2018.
The Ministry of Defense has set the date of April 8th every year.
Later in the year 1980 was changed to be held on 25 January is the day the Thai army. By the resolution of the Cabinet in those days.
Later, many historians have investigated. And the day that he made the heifer. Actually, it does not match January 25, but it should be on January 18th. In this year, the government continues to hold the 25th day of the Thai Army. Until 22 August 2006, the Cabinet approved the proposal of the Ministry of Defense. To change the Thai Army Day from January 25th every year to be January 18th in every year.
And approved as the Ministry of Defense's official holiday.
In wartime, warlords were tasked with mobilizing men under their control to reinforce the armed forces. The king, supreme commander of the armed forces, would appoint members of the royal family and trusted noblemen as top generals and commanders of lower echelons in the chain of command.
The “Pichai Songkram” manual, detailing military tactics and steps toward a decisive victory, was first published. The book comprises chapters on army organizations, force deployment, camp pitching techniques as well as other battlefield maneuvers.