Italy: Sikhs will remember and honour their fallen from World War II in a special event this Saturday at the Indian Army War Cemetery, via Ravegnana, Forlì, Italy. At the event, organised by the World Sikh Shaheed Military Committee Novellara, will be Deputy Mayor for the Municipality of Forlì, Raoul Mosconi for Peace and Human Rights and Alderman Brown Baravelli for ...Read More »
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Newcastle’s Sikh community remembers its World War I dead.
UK: The fallen of the Great War were remembered by the Sikh community in Newcastle with a colourful march through the city. The commemoration of World War I can often be a solemn occasion, but one event held in Newcastle saw children singing and a colourful procession. Sikhs in the North East remembered their community’s dead from the conflict with ...Read More »
Sikhs support during war is highlighted.
UK: During the coming commemorations of the First World War, it will be important to remember the sacrifices our friends and Allies made. The Indian Army played an important role, with almost one-and-a-half million Indian troops fighting for the Allies. A significant number were Sikhs from the Punjab – one in 14 served in the British Army. By the conflict’s ...Read More »
‘Proud’ Sikh ex-soldier of British Army passes away at 98
London, UK: Bur Singh Johal, who fought for the British Army in Burma, Malaya and Singapore and had tea with Lord Mountbatten while serving in Burma, has died aged 98 in the East Midlands city of Derby. Hailing from Punjab, Johal joined the British Army in 1933 and from 1939 fought to the end of the Second World War in Burma, ...Read More »
Pictures: No bearskin as first Sikh guardsman makes history
London,UK: A Sikh soldier was today making history when he became the first guardsman to wear a turban rather than a bearskin at Buckingham Palace. Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, has been allowed to break hundreds of years of tradition to observe his religion as he joins colleagues from the Scots Guards on parade. Bhular, whose wish to shun the bearskin ...Read More »