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    ON THE OCCASION OF THE BIRTHDAY OF THE KING OF THAILAND, A CEREMONIAL PARADE WAS HELD IN THE ROYAL PLAZA IN BANGKOK ON DEC 3.

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    ON THE OCCASION OF THE BIRTHDAY OF THE KING OF THAILAND, A CEREMONIAL PARADE WAS HELD IN THE ROYAL PLAZA IN BANGKOK ON DEC 3. AMONG THE TROOPS THAT TOOK PART IN THE PARADE WERE THE ROYAL GUARDS IN COLOURFUL PLUME HATTED DRESS.

    THE KING, ACCOMPANIED BY THE QUEEN, ARRIVED AT THE PLAZA IN A ROYAL CARCADE AND WAS MET BY THE SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE GUARDS.

    AFTER THE INSPECTION OF THE GUARDS, THE COLOURS WERE PARADED BEFORE THEIR MAJESTIES, AND THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ROYAL THAI ARMY OFFERED BIRTHDAY GREETINGS AND ALLEGIANCE TO HIS MAJESTY ON BEHALF OF THE GUARDS. HE SAID "OUR ALLEGIANCE IS COMPLETE AND UNWAVERING THAT IT DRAWS NO LINE EVEN AT THE SACRIFICE OF OUR LIVES, WERE SUCH SACRIFICE TO ADD TO THE ROYAL PRESTIGE AND PERPETUATE THE GLORIOUS REIGN OF YOUR MAJESTY IN WHOM THE THAI PEOPLE REPOSE THEIR FAITH AS THE NATIONAL PALLADIUM AND THE OBJECT OF THEIR HIGHEST VENERATION."
    THE KING WAS ALSO PRESENT WITH THE FULL DRESS UNIFORM OF THE CHULACHOMKLAO ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY. WITH THE PLAYING OF THE KING'S ANTHEM AND THE MARCH PAST OF THE GUARDS FOLLOWED BY OTHER UNITS, THE PARADE ENDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WT227NJWDIRB2UVFXA785P8J
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WT227NJWDIRB2UVFXA785P8J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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