Order of the Crown of Thailand

The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (Thai: เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติยศยิ่งมงกุฎไทย; RTGS: Khrueang Ratcha-itsariyaphon An Mi Kiattiyot Ying Mongkut Thai) is a Thai order, established in 1869 by King Rama V of The Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand) for Thais, the royal family, governmental employees, and foreign dignitaries for their outstanding services to the Kingdom of Thailand. The order originally had seven classes. The special class was added by King Rama VI in 1918. Formerly called The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Siam.

The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติยศยิ่งมงกุฎไทย
Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
Awarded by

the King of Thailand
TypeMilitary and Civilian Order
EligibilityMilitary, Civilians, Foreign diplomats
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignKing Vajiralongkorn
GradesKnight/Dame Grand Cordon, Special Class
Knight/Dame Grand Cordon
Knight/Dame Grand Officer
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame Officer
Knight/Dame
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Former grades4 until 1902, 6 until 1918
Statistics
First induction1869
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the White Elephant
Next (lower)Order of the Direkgunabhorn

Ribbon bar of the Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) Order of the Crown of Thailand

Classes

The Order consists of eight classes:

RibbonClassNamePostnominalsOld name[1]DateOrder of precedence[2]
Knight Grand Cordon
(Special Class)
มหาวชิรมงกุฎ
(Maha Vajira Mongkut)
MVM (KGCT)-30 December 19189
Knight Grand Cross
(First Class)
ประถมาภรณ์มงกุฎไทย
(Prathamabhorn Mongkut Thai)
PM (GCCT)มหาสุราภรณ์
(Maha Surabhorn)
186911
Knight Commander
(Second Class)
ทวีติยาภรณ์มงกุฎไทย
(Dvitiyabhorn Mongkut Thai)
DM (KCT)จุลสุราภรณ์
(Chulasurabhorn)
186916
Commander
(Third Class)
ตริตาภรณ์มงกุฎไทย
(Tritabhorn Mongkut Thai)
TM (CCT)มัณฑนาภรณ์
(Mandanabhorn)
186924
Companion
(Fourth Class)
จัตุรถาภรณ์มงกุฎไทย
(Chatturathaphon Mongkut Thai)
ChM (OCT)ภัทราภรณ์
(Bhadrabhorn)
186929
Member
(Fifth Class)
เบญจมาภรณ์มงกุฎไทย
(Benchamaphon Mongkut Thai)
BM (MCT)วิจิตราภรณ์
(Vichitrabhorn)
186934
Gold Medalist
(Sixth Class)
เหรียญทองมงกุฎไทย
(Rian Thong Mongkut Thai)
RThM (GMCT)-20 July 190253
Silver Medalist
(Seventh Class)
เหรียญเงินมงกุฎไทย
(Rian Ngoen Mongkut Thai)
RNgM (SMCT)-20 July 190256

Old designs

Current designs

Selected recipients

Thai Recipients
  • General Narongpan Jitkaewthae
  • General Apirat Kongsompong
  • General Chalermchai Sitthisart
  • General Thirachai Nakwanich
  • General Udomdej Sitabutr
  • General Prayut Chan-o-cha
  • General Anupong Paochinda
  • General Sonthi Boonyaratglin
  • General Prawit Wongsuwan
  • General Chaiyasit Shinawatra
  • General Somtat Attanand
  • General Surayud Chulanont
  • General Chetta Thanajaro
  • General Pramon Plasindhi
  • General Vimol Vongvanich
  • General Isarapong Noonpakdee
  • General Suchinda Kraprayoon
  • General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
  • General Arthit Kamlang-ek
  • General Prayut Jarumanee
  • General Prem Tinsulanonda
  • General Serm Na Nakorn
  • General Boonchai Bamroongpong
  • General Kris Sivara
  • Field Marshal Praphas Charusathien
  • Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn
  • Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat
  • Field Marshal Phin Choonhavan
  • General Adul Aduldetjarat
  • Lieutenant General Phichit Kriangsakphichit
  • General Phraya Phahonphonphayuhasena
  • Admiral Somprasong Nilsamai
  • Admiral Chatchai Sriworakan
  • Admiral Luechai Ruddit
  • Admiral Naris Pratoomsuwan
  • Admiral Na Arreenich
  • Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich
  • Admiral Narong Pipathanasai
  • Admiral Surasak Runroengrom
  • Admiral Kamthorn Pumhiran
  • Admiral Sathiraphan Keyanon
  • Admiral Samphop Amprapal
  • Admiral Chumphon Patchusanont
  • Admiral Taweesak Somapha
  • Admiral Prasert Boonsong
  • Admiral Theera Haocharoen
  • Admiral Suwatchai Kasemsook
  • Admiral Wichit Chamnankarn
  • Admiral Prajet Siradej
  • Admiral Wichet Karunyavanich
  • Admiral Praphat Kritsanachan
  • Admiral Thada Ditthabanchong
  • Admiral Niphon Sirithorn
  • Admiral Praphat Chantawirat
  • Admiral Somboon Chuaphiboon
  • Admiral Samut Sahanavin
  • Admiral Kawee Singha
  • Admiral Amon Sirikaya
  • Admiral Sangad Chaloryu
  • Admiral Cherdchai Thomya
  • Admiral Kamon Sitkalin
  • Admiral Thawin Rayananont
  • Admiral Jaroon Chalermtian
  • Admiral Prince Kanchitporn Abhakara
  • Admiral Sawat Phutianands
  • Admiral Luang Chamnanarthayutha
  • Admiral of the Fleet Prayoon Yuthasastrkosol
  • Admiral Luang Pholasinthanawat
  • Admiral Sin Kamonavin
  • Rear Admiral Phraya Wichanworajak
  • Captain Phraya Wichcitcholathai
  • Rear Admiral Phraya Preechacholayudha
  • Air Chief Marshal Napadej Thupatemi
  • Air Chief Marshal Airbull Suthiwan
  • Air Chief Marshal Manat Wongwat
  • Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruek Didyasarin
  • Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungsawang
  • Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance
  • Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong
  • Air Chief Marshal Itthaporn Subhawong
  • Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk
  • Air Chief Marshal Chalerm Choomchuensook
  • Air Chief Marshal Kongsak Wandana
  • Air Chief Marshal Pong Maneesilp
  • Air Chief Marshal Sanan Tuatip
  • Air Chief Marshal Thanatip Niamtan
  • Air Chief Marshal Amon Naewmalee
  • Air Chief Marshal Mom Rajawongse Siripong Thongyai
  • Air Chief Marshal Kant Phimanthip
  • Air Chief Marshal Kaset Rojananil
  • Air Chief Marshal Woranat Aphichari
  • Air Chief Marshal Praphan Thupatemi
  • Air Chief Marshal Thakleo Suzilwan
  • Air Chief Marshal Panieng Karntarat
  • Air Chief Marshal Kamon Dechatungkha
  • Air Chief Marshal Boonchu Chanthurabeksa
  • Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force Chalermkiat Vatthanangkun
  • Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force Fuen Ronnaphagrad Ritthakhanee
  • Air Marshal Luang Tevaritpanluek
  • Air Marshal Luang Atuegtevadej
  • Air Marshal Munee Maha Vejayantarungsarit
  • Colonel Phraya Vehasayan Silapasit
  • Major General Phraya Chalerm Akas
  • General Chalermpol Srisawat
  • General Pornpipat Benyasri
  • General Thanchaiyan Srisuwan
  • General Surapong Suwan-ath
  • General Sommai Kautira
  • General Worapong Sanganetra
  • General Thanasak Patimaprakorn
  • General Songkitti Jaggabatara
  • General Boonsrang Niumpradit
  • General Ruangroj Mahasaranon
  • General Chaiyasit Shinawatra
  • General Somtat Attanand
  • General Surayud Chulanont
  • Admiral Narong Yuthavong
  • General Samphao Chusri
  • General Mongkol Ampornpisit
  • General Wiroj Sangsanit
  • General Watanachai Wootisiri
  • Air Chief Marshal Woranat Aphichari
  • Air Chief Marshal Kaset Rojananil
  • General Suchinda Kraprayoon
  • General Sunthorn Kongsompong
  • General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
  • Admiral Supa Gajaseni
  • General Arthit Kamlang-ek
  • General Saiyud Kerdphol
  • General Serm Na Nakorn
  • General Kriangsak Chamanan
  • Air Chief Marshal Kamon Dechatungkha
  • Admiral Sangad Chaloryu
  • General Kris Sivara
  • Air Chief Marshal Dawee Chullasapya
  • Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn
  • Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat
  • Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram
  • General Nat Intaracharoen
  • General Theppong Thiphayachan
  • General Chaichan Chanmongkol
  • General Preecha Chan-o-cha
  • General Sirichai Disthakun
  • General Surasak Kanajarat
  • General Nipat Thonglek
  • General Thanongsak Apirakyothin
  • General Sathien Permthong-in
  • General Kittipong Ketskovit
  • General Apichart Penkitti
  • General Winai Phattiyakul
  • General Sirichai Thanyasiri
  • General Ood Ongbon
  • General Samphan Boonyanan
  • General Thawat Kesangkun
  • General Teeradej Meepien
  • General Yuthasak Sasiprapha
  • General Paiboon Emphan
  • General Prasert Sararit
  • Air Chief Marshal Suwit Chantapradit
  • General Wanchai Ruangtrakul
  • General Wichit Wichitsongkram
  • Air Chief Marshal Sansern Vanich
  • General Prayoon Bunnag
  • General Chamnan Nilwises
  • General Tuanthong Suwannathat
  • General Thep Kranlert
First Class

References

  1. ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, พระราชบัญญัติเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์ช้างเผือก รัตนโกสินทร์ ศก๑๒๘, เล่ม ๒๖, ตอน ๐ ก, ๒๘ พฤศจิกายน พ.ศ. ๒๔๕๒, หน้า ๗๐
  2. ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ลำดับเกียรติเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์ไทย, เล่ม ๑๑๐, ตอน ๒๙ง ฉบับพิเศษ, ๑๒ มีนาคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๖, หน้า ๑
  3. Oblas, Peter (1972). "Treaty Revision and the Role of the American Foreign Affairs Adviser 1909-1925" (free). Journal of the Siam Society. Siam Heritage Trust. JSS Vol. 60.1 (digital): image 4. Retrieved March 17, 2013. In the course of his service, Sayre was awarded the Grand Cross of the Crown of Siam. The title of Phya Kalyanamaitri was also bestowed upon him. 13) Francis B. Sayre, Glad Adventure (New York: MacMillan, 1957), p. 105.
  4. ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์ให้แก่ชาวต่างประเทศ (พันตรีหญิง ลัดดา แทมมี ดั๊กเวิร์ด), เล่ม ๑๒๗, ตอน ๑ข, ๑๕ มกราคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๓, หน้า ๑๗
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