• Wednesday, August 17, 2022


Why diversity is important in the Royal Navy

MEDICINE MAN: Surgeon Commander Manish Tayal with a patient

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING THE Royal Navy and Hindu communities should work together in order to increase recruitment, a senior officer in the forces has recommended. Surgeon Commander Manish Tayal has been working as a medical officer in the Royal Navy since 2004. A practising Hindu, Tayal headed up the Armed Forces Hindu Network (AFHN) from 2014-2017, encouraging support for Hindu personnel and arranging faith events. Tayal, 41, who was recently honoured with an MBE for his services to AFHN, said the lack of awareness within Hindu communities concerning the forces was the reason to organise events in order to encourage…

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