Archive: Nov 2012

  1. New Short Film “Sikhs At Sandhurst” Coming Soon…

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    My first visit to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was during a research trip in 2011.

    It struck me immediately that the rich history of this place – which has produced fine officers for centuries – places Sikhs in a glowing frame.

    Quite literally – images of Sikhs in their glorious uniforms line the corridors.  Crests of the various Indian regiments decorate the Indian Memorial room.  A Sikh (and other Indians) appears in a stained-glass window to mark their sacrifices in Afghanistan in 1919.

    We ventured back to Sandhurst in 2012 to film with officers and soldiers for the recent “Slough to Soldier” short film series for the British Army, and during that we gathered enough material to edit a new short narrating the connection.
    “Sikhs At Sandhurst” tells the tale of the Punjabi Prince who’s attendance at the Academy required a special dispensation from the Queen herself.  We look at the records of Prince Victor Duleep Singh with the Sandhurst Collection Curator – and follow the journey of Sikhs who went to Sandhurst and serve their country.

     I’m looking forward to sharing the short film with you soon – it will be uploaded to our main site www.sikhsatwar.info and embedded here. 

  2. National Memorial Arboretum

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    Had a fantastic time visiting the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

    Timely reflection upon all those who have served and sacrificed for Great Britain.
    I came across a Jewish memorial at the site – made me think whether the Sikh community should invest in leaving a lasting legacy as well – in memory of all those Sikhs who sacrificed during the World Wars.
  3. Remembrance 2012

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    We should all by now know the importance of supporting our troops who fight for Great Britain.

    I wanted to share this “Khanda Poppy” that British Sikhs have created in an effort to show their solidarity and remember those from their community that also served during the Great War and WW2.
    Visit them here: http://www.khandapoppy.org/
    Lest we forget…