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Artillery fire by Armed Forces marks Royal Coronation

May 04. 2019
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By The Nation

The Royal Thai Army, Navy and Air Force honoured His Majesty the King with artillery fire as part of the Royal Coronation rites on Saturday.

The Army also used four ancient cannons for the salute firing at Sanam Luang. The artillery and cannon fire came from the First Artillery Regiment.

The Bangkok Naval base of the Navy fired its salute at the Wichai Prasit Fort inside the Navy headquarters.

The Air Force’s Anti-Aircraft Artillery regiment fired its salute at the Air Force Academy.

The first salute of 101 rounds was fire at 10.09am at the start of the Royal Purification rites.

The second salute saw 101 rounds of artillery fire and 40 rounds from the ancient cannons at 10.59am when the chief Brahmin presented the King with the Royal Golden Plaque bearing the King’s official title.

The third salute of 21 rounds will be fired at 2.20pm.

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