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Recognising the Sikh contribution to the British Army

The Col RLC and members of RHQ The RLC team have visited the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Hounslow to learn more about Sikh culture and the role Sikhs have played in the British Army over the last 170 years.

The visit was organised by LCpl Ranjot Singh, a Sikh soldier currently serving as the Col RLC’s driver.

During the visit, the team was honoured to meet Rajinder Singh Dhatt, a 97 year-old British Indian Army veteran of the Burma campaign.

83,005 Sikh soldiers gave their lives during WW1 and WW2 and 109,045 were wounded.

Like the Gurkhas, Sikh soldiers are famed for their fierce fighting ability, bravery and loyalty. Often against impossible odds, they have faced the enemy and fought to the last man.

Today there are 130 Sikh soldiers serving in the British Army and another 70 across Defence.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan.co.uk

The unique British-made range of RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the dark blue, gold and scarlet of the Corps’ stable belt and black represents respect for all fallen RLC comrades.

As official MOD Licensees, for every product sold connected to any of the Services, The Ministry of Tartan gives a percentage to the relevant Benevolent Fund.

RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from The Ministry of Tartan website: www.theministryoftartan.co.uk
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A/LCPL Kwarteng and A/LCPL Kwame-Tanoh of 64 Squadron, 6 Regiment RLC, who have been attached to BATUK for the past four weeks, have paid a visit to the Hope & Home Orphanage in Nanyuki, Kenya where they made food donations to the Charity.

The two soldiers decided to raise funds from friends and family in the UK via Facebook, raising a total of £150 (KSH 22,000.00) which was used to purchase much needed supplies for the orphans.

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