Royal Thai Army facts for kids
|Royal Thai Army|
Emblem of the Royal Thai Army
|Active||8 May 1874 (145 years)|
|Allegiance||King of Thailand|
|Part of|| Royal Thai Armed Forces
Ministry of Defence
|HQ||Royal Thai Army Headquarters, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok|
|Motto(s)||เพื่อชาติ ศาสน์ กษัตริย์ และประชาชน ("For the Nation, Religions, Monarchy, and People")|
(Royal Thai Armed Forces Day)
|Commander-in-chief||General Apirat Kongsompong|
|Royal Thai Army Flag|
The Royal Thai Army (Thai: กองทัพบกไทย) is the army of Thailand. It is responsible for protecting Thailand's sovereignty (protecting the country). It is the oldest and largest branch of the Royal Thai Armed Forces. The army was formed in 1874. This was just before the Bowring Treaty was signed with Britain. The treaty opened up Thailand for international trade.
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Thai and US Army troops practice tactical manoeuvres during exercise Cobra Gold 2006 in Lopburi.
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