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August 19, 1922|
|Died||14 September 1990
Galyani Vadhana Mahidol
Kokeaw Prakaykavil na Chiengmai
|Issue||Dilok Nicholas Chudadhuj
Dara Jane Chudadhuj
|House||House of Chudadhuj
|Father||Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok|
Prince Varananda Dhavaj (Thai: วรานนท์ธวัช; rtgs: Waranonthawat), born Mom Chao Varananda Dhavaj Chudadhuj (Thai: วรานนท์ธวัช จุฑาธุช; rtgs: Waranonthawat Chuthathut; August 19, 1922 – September 14, 1990) was the son of Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok and Mom Ravi Kayananda. Although he was the only son of a senior Thai prince, he was disqualified from succession to the throne because his mother was not Prince Chudadhut's formal wife.
Following the death of his father, the prince was raised by his uncle King Prajadhipok. He joined the monarch in virtual exile in England. He enlisted in the RAF on February 24, 1942 under the name Nicky Varanand, and served as pilot in the Normandy campaign during World War II. He would serve at total of 15 years in the RAF, finally resigning as a group captain to fly commercial aircraft for Thai Airways International. He later created his own airline, Air Siam, which went bankrupt in 1977. In 1973, he also became an adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Marriage and family
He married Mom Pamela Smee on June 10, 1950. Two children were born from this union:
- Mom Rajawongse Dilok Nicholas Chudadhuj (1953). Married Jane Bishop and Chulalaxana Chudadhuj has issue.
- Mom Rajawongse Dara Jane Chudadhuj (1956)
- HH Prince Waranonthawat at the Wayback Machine (archived October 26, 2009)
- HH Prince Varananda Dhavaj
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