First Sikhs to Guard the Queen

July 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Two Sikh soldiers have become the first of their religion to guard the Queen.

Signaller Singh, who is serving with 21 Signal Regiment, became the first Sikh to be given the honour of guarding the Queen, the Army said.

Family proud

The soldier usually works in the headquarters of the motor transport department looking after vehicles and radio equipment.

"My family and friends are very proud of me being in the Army and have been down to watch the ceremony," he said.