Duke of Gloucester visits Sikh soldier statue

gloucesterBy The National Churches Trust - Luke March, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Pippa Jacob, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Duke of Gloucester has visited a statue of a Sikh soldier, which commemorates Sikh soldiers who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars.

The 6ft memorial, made from Indian bronze, stands in Greenhead Park in Huddersfield and was unveiled in 2019.

The Duke of Gloucester met with members of the Sikh Soldier Organisation during his visit.

He said, “It’s a great pleasure to meet all of you who have celebrated your culture by installing this statue to remember those Sikhs who fought for us in the two world wars. Here is a bit of history, and I think we all need a bit of history from time to time. I am delighted that so many of you feel great pride in having it here.”

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