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Two Sikh soldiers to guard Queen Elizabeth for first time

Wednesday, 29 July 2009 - 12:38pm IST | Place: London | Agency: PTI
Signaler Simranjit Singh and Lance Corporal Sarvjit Singh, have become the first two Sikhs to join the fleet of royal guards at the Buckingham Palace.

Two Sikh British soldiers have for the first time earned the honour of guarding Queen Elizabeth II.

26-year-old Signaler Simranjit Singh and Lance Corporal Sarvjit Singh, 28, have become the first two Sikhs to join the fleet of royal guards at the Buckingham Palace.

Signaler Singh made history to become the first personnel to wear turban on public duties guarding the 83-year-old monarch and protecting the Crown Jewels. He was soon joined by Lance Corporal Singh.

Signaler Simranjit Singh from Coventry enthusiastically took on the duty in May this year.

He serves with 21st Signal Regiment based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, while Lance Corporal serves with 3rd Regiment Army Air Corps based at Wattisham, Suffolk.




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