New Sikh Regiment?


The head of the British Army is looking at proposals to recreate a sikh regiment, a minister has said.

The chief of the General staff is examining the feasibility of a sikh unit, including the possibility of a reserve company, and it "May well have merit"

A new unit would inherit many of the "Proud traditions of Sikh regiments from the Army's past, he has said.

Thosands of Sikh soldiers served in the First and Second world wars, and ten Victoria crosses have been won by soldiers serving in Sikh regiments.

Thousands more post war campaign medals have been earned by Sikhs also.

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