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"The Quoit and the Cross"

29/11/2010 to 29/11/2010


Illustrated Talk

For centuries the Sikh soldier has been associated with the infamous Quoit (chakkar) which even today adorns the turbans of the Sikh regiments. Over its life of more than 100 years in the British Empire, the regiment distinguished itself and was at one stage the highest decorated regiment in the Commonwealth.

This illustrated talk by the distinguished military historian Squadron Leader (Rtd) Rana TS Chhina will look back at the Victoria Crosses awarded to Sikhs between 1921 and 1945 and examine the often perplexing relationship between the "Quoit and the Cross".

This lecture coincides with the opening of the new Lord Ashcroft Victoria Cross Gallery containing the world's largest collection of Victoria Crosses (VCs).

The 11th lecture in the annual series hosted in association with the Imperial War Museum by the Maharajah Duleep Singh Centenary Trust and the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail.

Time: Doors open 6:45pm
Location: Imperial War Musuem, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
Price: £7.50(£5 concessions)

For tickets call the IWM Box Office on 020 7416 5439

For further information visit www.london.iwm.org.uk

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