A SIKH Coldstream Guardsman, the first to wear a turban on parade during Trooping the Colour, says he hopes it will be seen as a “change in history”.
Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall will be among more than 1,000 soldiers taking part in the Queen’s birthday parade in Horse Guards Parade, London, today.
The 22-year-old, from Leicester, will wear a black turban instead of the Guards’ traditional bearskin.
He said: “I hope that people will look at it as a new change in history.
“I hope that more people like me, not just Sikhs, but people from other religions and backgrounds, will be encouraged to join the Army.”