Guardsman first to wear turban at parade

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Image caption Coldstream Guards soldier Charanpreet Singh Lall wearing a turban during a rehearsal to get Trooping the Colour

A Coldstream Protects soldier is set to become the first to use a turban during the Trooping the color parade.

About one, 000 soldiers will take part within the ceremony which marks the Queen’s official birthday, on Saturday.

Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, 22, a Sikh from Leicester, said he hoped it was viewed as a “new change in history”.

He said he or she expected it would encourage those through different religions and backgrounds to participate the Army.

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Picture caption Gdsm Lall came to be in India but moved to the united kingdom as a baby

“I hope that people viewing, that they will just acknowledge it and they will look at it as a brand new change in history, ” he mentioned.

“I hope that will more people like me, not just Sikhs but from other religions and different skills, that they will be encouraged to join the particular Army. ”

Gdsm Lall, who joined the Uk Army in January 2016, was created in Punjab, India, and relocated to the UK as a baby.

The turban he will be putting on features a ceremonial cap star to suit the bearskin hats worn from the other soldiers.

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Picture caption Gdsm Lall mentioned it was a “high honour”

“I’m very proud and I know that a lot of others are proud of me as well, inch he said.

“For myself, being the first turban-wearing Sikh to troop the colour and to participate the escort it is a really higher honour for myself, and ideally for everyone else as well.

“My mum was crying when needed I passed out so I question what is going to happen to her when the girl sees me in this. ”

Trooping the Colour has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for further than 250 years and also features as a display of army exercises, music and horsemanship.