Royal Thai Air Force’s Folklore: A Case Study of Traditions and Rites of Navaminda Kasatriyadhiraj Royal Air Force Academy

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Primrata Jantarachotigul

Abstract

This article aims at examining military traditions and rites of the Royal Thai Air Force in order to see the military folklore by focusing on the case of the military education and training institutions of the Royal Thai Air Force. The Navaminda Kasatriyadhiraj Royal Air Force Academy (NKRAFA) which is one of the main pillars of the air force, are responsible for producing air force personnel. Based on the study of military traditions and rites of the abovementioned unit, it can be categorized into two main types: The first type is tradition and rite to instill the sense of being soldier. The second one is tradition and rite of passage. Further, it is found that the folklore of Thai air force personnel plays an important role in constructing their identity and plays a central role in constructing the consciousness of being Thai air force personnel as well.

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Jantarachotigul, P. (2020). Royal Thai Air Force’s Folklore: A Case Study of Traditions and Rites of Navaminda Kasatriyadhiraj Royal Air Force Academy. NKRAFA Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8, 52-61. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/KANNICHA/article/view/243625
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