Australian Embassy

Press Release 2018 - Chief of Army’s visit

                                   Australian Chief of Army’s visit to Thailand

20 April 2018

The Chief of Australian Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO DSC, is visiting Thailand from 22 to 25 April to strengthen defence bilateral relationships and reinforce our mutual commitment as trusted security partners.

During his visit to Bangkok, Lieutenant General Campbell will conduct courtesy calls on Thailand’s Deputy Chief of Defence Force General Yotsanan Raicharoen and Deputy Minister of Defence General Chaichan Changmongkol to discuss the long standing and close relationship between Australia and Thailand and the issues that affect collective security and prosperity. Lieutenant General Campbell will also visit the Royal Thai Army Headquarters to conduct a Guard of Honour Inspection with Royal Thai Army Commander in Chief General Chalermchai Sitthisad and lay a wreath at the King Rama V memorial.

This year, as we mark the 100th year since the end of the First World War and the final year of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations, Lieutenant General Campbell will be in Kanchanaburi province on 25th April, to attend the Anzac Day dawn service at Hellfire Pass, followed by the Commemorative Service at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

On 16 April 2018 the Australian Prime Minister announced that Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO, DSC will be appointed Chief of the Defence Force in July this year.

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