England Hails Its Blue-Eyed Sikh Soldier

May 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News


They number just 80 in the 150,000-strong British Army, but Sikh soldiers have become the toast of the fighting force.

Private Ranvir Singh, a reservist with 151 London Transport Regiment, is now the UK government’s ambassador tasked with building bridges with that country’s formidable Sikh population.

He is credited with dispelling rumours about bullying, harassment and racism in the British army and also encouraging young people to enlist.

Singh has been visiting Gurdwaras across England to reach out to the Sikh community and share his experiences in the Army.