From Jawans to Generals
1/1/2009 to 31/7/2009
Loyal Allies, Proud Britons
A photographic exhibition of the contribution of Sikh Soldiers during the two World Wars.
Now on display at the newly opened National Sikh Heritage Centre
In the two world wars, Sikh soldiers served from the trenches of the Western front to the jungles of Burma. More than 83,000 were killed and over 100,000 were wounded. They were awarded countless medals for gallantry, including several Victoria Crosses.
From Jawans to Generals tells the story of the Sikh contribution to the British Army through a fascinating selection of historic photographs, many dating back to the Victorian period, and celebrates the proud history of the Anglo Sikh relationship.
The Exhibition was opened at Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner on 1st May 2002 by HRH The Prince of Wales and has previously been displayed in Gravesend, Luton, Doncaster, Leeds, Ipswich, Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester, Derby, Leicester and Hounslow.
Paul Sheehan "A fine tribute to such brave soldiers. Britain & the Sikhs will always be proud friends".
G Sahota "An excellent exhibition that captures a brief history of the Sikhs commitment to freedom for all in the name of peace"
Monday - Friday: 10am - 12pm and 6pm - 8pm
Saturdays - Sundays: 11am to 2pmLocation: Princes Street, Pear Tree, Derby DE23 8NT
Telephone: 0845 643 5513