Royal Thai Army facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRoyal Thai Army
Emblem of the Royal Thai Army
|Active||8 May 1874 (146 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.
Images for kids
Royal Thai Armed Forces M60A1 battle tanks manoeuvre to an objective during a combined arms live fire exercise at a training centre in Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, 21 February 2014.
Thai and US Army troops practice tactical manoeuvres during exercise Cobra Gold 2006 in Lopburi.
Mil Mi-17 V5 during air show at Don Mueang Air Force Base
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