First Sikh to serve in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

When you wear a Royal British Legion poppy you’re supporting people like Harmeet. Inspired to join the Army after learning about Sikh participation in WW1 and WW2 at school, Private Harmeet Singh was the first Sikh to serve in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps.

A Healthcare Assistant based in Catterick, in 2013, he started collecting donations for Sikh Khanda poppies (used for Remembrance tributes) and donated the funds to the Legion.

took part in WW1 tv CAMPAIGN

As part of the First World War Centenary commemorations, Harmeet took part in the Legion’s Every Man Remembered TV campaign in 2014, calling on the nation to remember all those who died in WW1, particularly the thousands from countries that were then part of the ‘British Empire’.

good to know help is at hand

He hasn’t needed support from the Legion but says it's reassuring to know the charity will be there for him if he needs help in the future.

“I know there’s a charity I can go to not only to help me but my family as well. That makes me feel so much better and other young people in the military should know about it (the Legion) too.” Harmeet Singh

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Harmeet appeared across the UK in newspapers and magazines as well as on posters and billboards as an Ambassador in our 2015 Poppy Appeal campaign. Share his story and our other stories to show people how The Royal British Legion's poppy is both a symbol of Remembrance and one of hope for our recent veterans and serving men, women and their families.

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