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Sikh heads for place in history

A SIKH soldier yesterday became the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace wearing a turban instead of the famous bearskin.

Jatenderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, is the first guardsman in 180 years to choose to wear his turban on the parade ground.

The Scots Guardsman previously said being the first Sikh to mount guard in a turban would be the “best thing in his life”.

He said: “I am very proud to be a member of the Household Division and to be the first Sikh Guardsman to mount guard in a turban will be the best thing in my life, especially as a member of the Scots Guards.

“The regiment is full of history, as is my religion.”

Guardsman Bhullar, from the West Midlands, has just joined F Company Scots Guards, part of a company responsible for ceremonial duties in London.

Sikhs in the Household Division have guarded the Queen many times before, but have always worn the bearskin.

 
 
 

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