25th May 11:13 AM
Sikh guardsman first to wear turban during Trooping the Colour parade
By Lena Reece
Monday 11/06/2018
Charanpreet Singh Lall,(2nd from right) one of the Coldstream Guards, marches during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday, in London, June 9, 2018[Photo:Times of Israel]

An Indian‑born British Sikh from the Coldstream Guards has become the first soldier to wear a turban in the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark Queen Elzabeth II's birthday.

The army said the 22 year old Guardsman, Charanpreet Singh Lall, was upholding Sikh warrior traditions keeping their identity while wearing the queen's uniform.

Lall, from the city of Leicester in the East Midlands, told the BBC he hoped his appearance on Sunday in a specially made protective turban would be seen as a "new change in history" and encourage people from different religious and cultural backgrounds to join the army.

Similar protective turbans are already worn by some soldiers, police officers and other service personnel in Britain.

Source:BBC News 

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