Phuket Navy base swaps top brass

After three years at the helm, Royal Thai Navy Vice Admiral Taratorn Kajitsuwan has been transferred from his post as the commanding officer at Phuket’s Third Area Command, the leading naval base for the entire Andaman coast.

An assembly of sailors welcomed his replacement, Rear Admiral Sayan Prasongsamrej, at a handover parade at the base at Cape Panwa yesterday. V/Adm Taratorn will take up his new position at the Royal Thai Navy headquarters in Bangkok, effective today.

His transfer was announced as part of the nationwide transfer and promotion of government officials, which takes place annually on October 1.

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