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ATS Thailand & Maynmar Tour Feb 2018


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Educational Awards for Excellence 2017
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ATS 55th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance
20th October 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel

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Thursday February 23 , 2017
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His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej 1927 - 2016

The Anglo-Thai society would like to express its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the Thai people on the passing of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  His Majesty the King, who ruled the Kingdom for 70 years, was a great king, a compassionate leader and very much loved by his people.  The world’s longest reigning monarch, he was a symbol of unity and strength and ruled with wisdom, dedication and dignity. He consistently lived up to his name which meant ’strength of the land’ and he was highly respected around the world.

His Majesty was devoted to improving the living standards of Thai people and travelled extensively throughout the country learning first hand about the country’s problems and conditions.  He promoted the philosophy of sustainable farming and self-sufficiency and initiated and implemented hundreds of development projects, improving the living conditions of his people particularly those in the remote rural areas.

A Book of Condolences has been opened for the public at the Royal Thai Embassy 29-30 Queens Gate from 9.30 am - 16.30 pm every day, including weekends. The Buddhist ritual services will be held at the Bhuddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon at 7:00 pm for a week commencing 14th October.

We mourn along with all Thai people at the passing of His Majesty.  He will be long remembered and deeply missed.

 

 

ATS welcomes new Ambassadors to Britain and Thailand

H.E. Mr Mark Kent took up his post as British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand in August 2012, in succession to Mr. Asif Ahmed. This is Mr. Kent’s first posting to Thailand, but he spent the year prior to his appointment learning the Thai language and is no stranger to SE Asia, having served as British Ambassador to Vietnam from 2007 to 2010. He is accompanied by his wife Martine.

H.E. Mr Pasan Teparak took up his appointment as Thai Ambassador to the Court of St. James in October 2012, in succession to Mr. Kitti Wasinondh.  Khun Pasan  joined the Thai Foreign Service in 1984. He was Consul-General in Dubai from 2006 to 2011 and after a short tour as Minister at the Thai Embassy in Canberra and then Ambassador attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, was appointed to his present post. H.E. Khun Pasan  is accompanied by his wife, Khun Paradee. For more details please go to www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk or  to “Links” on this website.


The Anglo-Thai Society sends its congratulations to both new Ambassadors on their respective appointments and wishes them and their spouses every success.

 

   

Thailand's Paralympians are welcomed to London



ATS Vice Chairman, Dr. Orapin Dawson, represented the Society in welcoming the Thai Paralympians to London recently.  The Thai Embassy hosted a welcome party at the Busara Eat Thai at Westfield , Stratford for the athletes. The ATS congratulates all the athletes on their achievements.

   

Welcome to the Thai Olympic Team!

Thai Olympic team arrives in London

On Wednesday, July 25th, Orapin Dawson, ATS Vice Chair, represented the ATS at a welcome dinner for the Thai Olympic Team who had recently arrived in London.  Also in attendance were H.E. Kitti Wasinondh, the Thai Ambassador and his wife, Khun Nutchnart Wasinodh.  Good luck to all the competitors!

   

H.M. The King of Thailand's water turbine invention is presented to the Bhuddapadipa Temple, Wimbledon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 24th June, 2012

In 2010, representatives of the Thai community in the UK, including ATS Vice-Chair Dr. Orapin Dawson, visited Thailand under a project lead by H.E. Kitti Wasinondh, the Thai Ambassador.  While they were visiting some of the King's initiative projects, a group member asked the King's Principle Private Secretary if the King would kindly allow his  Water Turbine invention to be granted to the Temple at Wimbledon to help aerate the lake.   On June 24th 2012 the King's famous invention, the "Water Turbine" or " Gunghun -Nam" has finally been granted to the Thai Temple for the Thai community in London. Dr. Sumet Tantivegkul, Honorary Secretary of the Chaipatana Foundation of which King Bhumibol is the President, as well as a team of engineers, brought the machine for installation in the Lake at Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon.

A ceremony and presentation took place, presided over by H.E. Kitti and Team Thailand from the Thai Embassy as well as members of the Thai Community in the UK.   Dr Orapin Dawson, ATS Vice Chair, was present on behalf of the Anglo-Thai Society.  This is the 3rd machine that has been requested for use outside of Thailand, the first one being in Brussels and the second at Kotamala in India.  On Sunday 25th November, there will be a Loy Kratong Festival at the Temple where people can float candles and see this special invention.

 

   

Calendar of Events

Thursday 16th February

The Britain-Burma Society invites members and their guests to a talk by Dr. Richard Duckett. 'Special Operations, Special Consequences’ The Special Operations Executive in Burma, 1941-1950

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Thursday 9th March

Talk by Claire Keefe-Fox on her book 'Siamese Tears' with Thai dinner at Thai Tho restaurant, Soho

Monday 20th March

'Searching for Ali Wallace' a docu-drama film at the Overseas League. For more details please click here

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