Friday, 28 October 2011

Poppy Appeal remembers Sikh soldiers

A new religious symbol has become part of this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The Khanda represents the Sikh soldiers who have fought for the British Armed Forces and joins the Christian cross, the Jewish Star of David and the Muslim crescent.
The small, sword shaped piece of wood with a poppy attached was designed by Kalwinder Singh Dhindsa from Derby. Now 12,000 have been produced.
World War One and World War Two saw 83,000 Sikh soldiers killed and 109,000 wounded fighting for the British.


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