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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Royal British Legion Thailand Remembrance Services 2021

British Ambassador, H.E. Mark Gooding OBE, UK Defence Attaché Col Stern and Mr David Palin representing the RBLT lay wreaths.

This year once again saw the Royal British Legion Thailand commemorate Remembrance here in the “Land of Smiles”. The RBLT Chonburi Branch, the only branch in Thailand, which covers the whole of the country and as custodian of Remembrance, we held our annual service on the 11th of November at the “Don Rak” war graves cemetery in Kanchanaburi, the home of the infamous “River Kwai”.

Maintained in excellent condition by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff along with its smaller sister cemetery “Chungkai” also in Kanchanaburi. It is the final resting place of 6,981, British, Australian, Dutch POWs from the infamous Thai – Burma “Death Railway” and Phoebe Mercer a WRVS Nurse. Chungkai holds 1740 British and Dutch POW’s.

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