The commemoration of the 120th Anniversary of the Paknam Incident is taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013 at Chulachomklao Fortress in Samut Prakan (see here). On 13th July 1893, a battle took place between two French gun ships and the Thai navy in Paknam. The French pilot ship was hit and ran aground but the two French gunships managed to evade the Siamese navy and successfully reached Bangkok. Click here for the full story. I don’t have the full schedule of events yet but I will update this blog as soon as I know anything for sure. Also follow me on @RichardBarrow as I will be attending the event.