Charanpreet Singh Lall

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Charanpreet Singh Lall

Guardsman, UK

Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, 22,  a Sikh soldier, is set become the first to wear a turban instead of a bearskin hat during an annual parade that celebrates the British monarch.

Lall will march among 1,000 soldiers taking part in Trooping the Colour ceremony which also marks the Queen’s official birthday.

His turban will be black to match his comrades’ headgear and feature the Coldstream Guards’ ceremonial cap star.

Guardsman Lall, who joined the British Army in January 2016, was born in Punjab, India, before moving to the UK as a baby.

Profession/Designation Military
Location UK