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Salute to modern British diversity

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by Amit Roy IT IS a matter of pride for all Asians that a 22-year-old from Leicester, Charanpreet Singh Lall of the 1st Battalion the Coldstream Guards, paraded alongside his fellow soldiers wearing bearskin hats but in a black turban in last Saturday’s (9) Trooping the Colour. He expressed the hope that people “will look at it as a new change in history. I hope that more people like me, not just Sikhs but from other religions and backgrounds, will be en­couraged to join the army”. Actually, Sikhs wearing the turban have been part of the British armed forces for…

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