Sikh Soldier Statue unveiled in Yorkshire

A statue of a Sikh soldier has been unveiled in Yorkshire to commemorate the thousands of Sikhs who fought and died in World War One and World War Two.

As well as being symbolic to those who fought in both World Wars, the statue also recognises the role Sikh soldiers continue to play in the armed forces to this day.

More than 83,000 Sikhs were killed and many more wounded during both World War One and World War Two

The statue, which is around 6ft high, was unveiled to dignitaries from across the county on Saturday 30th Sept with a special ceremony to mark its permanent home in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield at Greenhead Park.

The unveiling of the statue can been seen by following the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q9yNe4eOWQ

MPC Huddersfield and MPC Barnsley were honoured to attend and form a guard of honour alongside regular soldiers and Veterans. We were also honoured before the ceremony to meet and speak to dignitaries and also veterans who were keen to hear about what we do.

Posted in MPC December 6, 2019