The Royal Suriyan Armed Forces (กองทัพหลวงสุริยา) is the name of the military of the Kingdom of Suriya which responsible for the defender of its territorial integrity and the constitutional order. It consists of the following branches:
- Royal Suriyan Army (กองทัพบกสุริยา)
- Royal Suriyan Navy (กองทัพเรือสุริยา)
- Royal Suriyan Air Force (กองทัพอากาศสุริยา)
- Thaluangfan Special Forces (หน่วยทะลวงฟัน)
- Raja Ongkharak (หน่วยราชองครักษ์)
The Commander-in-Chief (จอมทัพสุริยา) is King of Suriya, however, this position is only nominal. The armed forces ostensibly managed by the Ministry of Defence of Suriya, which is headed by the minister of defence and commanded by the Royal Suriyan Armed Forces Headquarters, which in turn is headed by the Chief of the Defence Force. The army commander in chief is considered the most powerful position in the armed forces.
- 1 Role
- 2 Service Branches
- 3 Officer and enlisted rank insignia
- 4 Engagements
- 4.1 First Suriyan-Thuranese War
- 4.2 Second Suriyan-Thuranese War
- 4.3 Fall of Ayuchathani ( Third Suriyan-Thuranese War )
- 4.4 Fourth Suriyan-Thuranese War
- 4.5 Battle of Phu Prakarn
- 4.6 Suriyan-Phalaman War
- 4.7 Siege of Arendelle
- 4.8 Suriyan-Primorian Border clashes
- 4.9 The Great KB War
- 4.10 KBSC Support Mission in Erusea
- 4.11 Suriyan-Primorian War
- 4.12 Operation All Clear
- 4.13 Svobodia Peacekeeping Mission
- 4.14 Crown Prince Crisis
- 4.15 Prachaburi Uprising
- 4.16 Dong Kin War
- 5 RSARF in politics
- 6 Military Exercise
- 7 Weapons & Equipment
The Royal Suriyan Armed Forces main role officially is the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Suriya. The armed forces are also charged with the defence of the monarchy of Suriya against all threats, foreign and domestic.
Royal Suriyan Army
The Royal Thai Army is responsible for protecting the kingdom's sovereignty. It is the oldest and largest branch of the Royal Suriyan Armed Forces. The RSA is divided among the four army areas: South Army, East Army, North Army and Central Army.
The Royal Suriyan Navy is the naval force of Suriya and part of the Royal Suriyan Armed Forces. Suriya is the only Amherst Region country that operates an aircraft carrier and also the Centura Donna nation to acquire submarines. The RSN also consists of a Royal Suriyan Marine Corps division, Royal Coast Guard Division and Royal Navy SEALs.
Royal Suriyan Air Force
The Royal Suriyan Air Force is the air force of Suriya. The main mission of the RSAF is to defend the airspace of Suriya and to provide air surveillance of the land and maritime borders.
Thaluangfan Special Forces
Thaluangfan Special Forces is the special operations force of the Royal Suriyan Armed Forces. The force was designed to carry out reconnaissance and sabotage against enemy targets in the form of special reconnaissance and direct action attacks. The size of the TSF is classified. TSF is the unit that combines elite soldiers from the Army, Navy and Air Force. TSF is the hardest training unit in the armed forces. In addition, the members of the unit will be selected as the royal guard to protect the royal family.
Raja Ongkharak is the elite royal guard regiment founded by King Saengchai (Suriyathibodi XV). The Raja Ongkharak is different from a normal royal guard that not only provides security to the royal family. In the case of rumours related to the safety of the royal family, the unit will gather intelligence information and report to the king.
Officer and enlisted rank insignia
First Suriyan-Thuranese War
The first conflict between the Ayuchathani Kingdom (Suriya) and Bodor Dynasty (Thuran) began in 3817. The war is notable for the introduction of early modern warfare to the region. The Thuranese attempt to capture Ayuchathani as one of its slave states in order to expand their territories. But the Suriyan forces led by King Mahachairacha V broke the siege and successfully drove back the invasion force.
Second Suriyan-Thuranese War
In 3851, King Naungdalan of Bodor desire to siege and destroy Ayuchathani to fulfil his grandfather's wishes. Ayuchathani under King Borommaracha II was able to defeat the Thuranese army and kill Naungdalan's son and brother in an elephant duel, resulted in the retreats of the enemy. Ayuchathani also sent the army to support Ramthepnakhon (Ramthep) to evict the remains Thuranese in 3853.
Fall of Ayuchathani ( Third Suriyan-Thuranese War )
The war that ended the Three-century-old Suriyan kingdom. Mangkaja dynasty, the successor of Bodor dynasty, led by Tabongmaka II with support of the Ayuchathani defectors. Ayuchathani failed to protect its kingdom and defeated by the invasion force in 4114, more than 50,000 Suriyans killed and 200,000 captured. King Siharacha VII of Ayuchathani committed suicide resulted in the chaos within the kingdom, General Athit along with other warlords decided to evacuate the remain citizens out of the kingdom and move to the south, nevertheless, they were followed by the Thuranese and dominion forces. Athit ordered his forces to delay the Thuranese until the remaining forces lead the people to the new city. Athit successfully expelled the enemy and was praised by the people, he later established Nawarat and crowned himself as the king of Suriya with the name "Boromathit" of Bhanuwong dynasty by 4118.
Fourth Suriyan-Thuranese War
The news of a newborn Suriyan kingdom leak to the Thuranese. Tabongmaka II ordered his remain forces in Ayuchathani to stop the uprising but they were quickly defeated by the Suriyan forces. Boromathit was able to retrieve Ayuchathani and the northern regions back from the Thuranese controls. Tabongmaka II choose to lead the forces himself but he died of sickness before his operation start, therefore his son Tabongmaka III quickly crowned himself and continue his father's plan by sending 80,000 soldiers to reach Nawarat. However, the Suriyan forces under Boromathit managed to defeat all the Thuranese forces and Tabongmaka III was later assassinated in his camp, many people believed that he was killed by the Suriyan assassins, this belief is the roots of the early concept of the Thaluangfan Special Forces.
Battle of Phu Prakarn
Battle of Phu Prakarn (Chai Prakarn) is a battle between more than 300 Phalaman guerrillas and less than 100 Suriyan soldiers. It is the first conflicts in the reign of Theprangsi which is the age of colonization. The modernized war strategy at that time was applied to the Suriyan army, resulting in victory over the enemy despite having a smaller number of soldiers.
Theprangsi ordered his forces to drive off the Phalaman guerrillas from Suriyan territories. The battle was difficult due to the overgrowth of the forest and the winding landscape. The operation was not much effective when compared to casualties and losses.
Siege of Arendelle
In the reign of King Chairangsi, Suriya sent 1,400 troops to support the Erusean army in a war with the Arendelle Kingdom. The siege led to the end of the Arendelle Monarchy and become a state puppet of Erusea.
Suriyan-Primorian Border clashes
Suriya and Primorye had often border clashes since the invasion of the Primorian in Phalam Empire. The downfall of Phalam and establishment of Primorye caused awareness to the Suriyans as the Primorian might expand their territories. The armed conflict between the two countries began officially in 4359 and ended in 4453 when the Primorian Civil War occurred.
The Great KB War
Suriya remained neutral during the Great KB War. The king visits nations of both Independence Allies and Colonial Powers to prevent the invasion of both belligerents. Until January 4349, the Allies forces began to breaks through the Colonials and liberates numerous nations. Suriya later declared itself standing with the Allies and sent 5,000 troops to participate in the battlefield.
KBSC Support Mission in Erusea
KBSC Support Mission in Erusea (KBSME) is a KBSC advanced mission created in the aftermath of the Lighthouse War. The RSARF also participated in the mission for 21 months with 458 personnel.
The Suriyan-Primorian War was an armed conflict led by the Kingdom of Suriya and Primorian Government-in-exile against Democratic Primorye. The war began with isolated clashes along with the land of Suriya and Primorye, occasionally involving division-sized military formations. On 4 May 4454, Suriya and Primorian's National Liberation Front (PNLF) launched a full-scale invasion of Primorye and subsequently occupied the country and removed the Red Primorian government from power.
Operation All Clear
Operation All Clear is an international military campaign launched by the Suriyan government after the Uprising of CLANs (Center of the Liberation and Annihilation for the New Society). Members attending the operation including the Kingdom of Suriya, Republic of Singhapura, Republic of the Union of Thura, Kingdom of Ramthep, Peoples Republic of Dhakesh, Republic of Xiang Xai, Federal Republic of Dong Kin, Socialist Republic of Dong Kin, Ailuros, Imperial Union of Gaia, Kingdom of Erusea and Reprizian Republic.
Svobodia Peacekeeping Mission
Svobodia Peacekeeping Mission (SPM) is a KBSC peacekeeping mission led by Suriya and SEAA allies to assist the Svobodian government from the threat of the remaining Red Primorian rebels.
Crown Prince Crisis was a conflict within the Suriya's royal family, between the Pro-Arunothai faction which supported Crown Prince Arunothai to become the next monarch and the Pro-Hadrian faction which supported Prince Hadrian, grandson of King Chotiravindara (Suriyathibodi XIV), who have rights to assume the throne, according to the law of succession. This is the first time that the king has dealt directly with the conflict since changing the system to the constitutional monarchy.
Prachaburi civil war also known as the Suriyan Civil War the insurgency crisis that occurred in Suriya from 4611 to 4614. The pro-republican movement includes the Suriyans and foreigners starts the riot across the Prachaburi District, aiming to depressed the current monarch to abolish the monarchy but the government and loyalists decided to stop the spreading of rebels with decisive actions.
Dong Kin War
RSARF supported Dong Kin FDR in a battle against the invading forces of Dong Kin SR. The defensive mission was successful with several casualties.
RSARF in politics
Suriya had 5 coups since the change of government in 4316.
Field Marshal Tat Saengtawan
- Tat Saengtawan and the RSARF staged a coup d'état against the conservative government of Prime Minister Phrayasuriyapol.
- Phrayasuriyapol's conservative party failed to deal with the financial crisis and the Great KB War.
- Tat Saengtawan national development ideology made the people support him.
Field Marshal Singh Ekyothin
- Singh Ekyothin and the RSARF staged a coup d'état against the dictatorship of Prime Minister Field Marshal Krai Chaisinghkorn who is also known as the "Red face dictator".
- Krai Chaisinghkorn's abuse of power brought fear and distrust to the people. He also secretly eliminates political enemies and activists.
- The nepotism of Krai Chaisinghkorn makes the experienced military personnel less likely to hold important positions.
- Many people believed that Krai Chaisinghkorn plans to change the country from kingdom to republic and made his son the first president.
General Pasavich Damrongraj
- Pasavich Damrongraj and the RSARF staged a coup d'état against the government of Prime Minister Kiattibhum Aksornseri.
- Kiattibhum Aksornseri tends to support diplomatic relations with the communist countries.
- Amherst financial crisis caused by Kiattibhum Aksornseri's government.
General Harn Ekyothin
- Harn Ekyothin and the RSARF staged a coup d'état against the government of Prime Minister Kanapong Wongamarin.
- Harn Ekyothin is the descendant of Field Marshal Singh Ekyothin.
- Kanapong Wongamarin is one of the most corrupt prime ministers in South East Amherst history.
- Harn Ekyothin and Kanapong Wongamarin were invited by King Vichaibhanu (Suriyathibodi XII) to find the solution to end the conflict peacefully.
- Harn Ekyothin becomes Prime Minister for four days before resigning for a new election.
General Rangsi Saengsin
- Rangsi Saengsin and the RSARF staged a coup d'état against the government of Prime Minister Tatchapol Viharnjarat.
- 4487 Suriyan financial crisis.
- 4490 Suriyan protests
- Rangsi Saengsin resigning for new elections.
Viper Diamond is a multilateral military joint exercise held annually in Suriya. It is the largest Centura Donna military exercise held each year, the purpose of Viper Diamond training is to improve collaboration. exchange experiences and promote the relationship between the various nations participating in the training. It also helps promote peace and security in the region.
Viper Diamond has three distinct activities. The first is the combined arms live-fire exercise (CALFEX), in which live ammunition is aimed at predetermined targets. Troops then assault a beach and landing zone while this live-fire occurs. The second activity is a command post exercise (CPX), in which military officers engage in computerized war games, disaster relief, or humanitarian missions over several days. The final activity is assisting the local Suriyan population.
Participants: Kingdom of Suriya, Ailuros, Imperial Union of Gaia, Fascisti Mandarr Imperium, People's Republic of Malizi, The Kingdom of Beautiful Swan, Kingdom of Erusea, The Republic of Kuyap and Reprizian Republic.