The Apache has landed. #SaragarhiDay is officially underway to commemorate the historic and gallant Last Stand of 21 Soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment at #Saragarhi in 1897. To celebrate our shared history and heritage we are holding an open day at #Southall Army Reserve Centre.
The above was the tweet at British Army today (15 Sept 2018).
The Southall Army Reserve Centre opened their doors today to celebrate ‘our shared history and heritage by commemorating the Battle of Saragarhi’.
On 12 Sept 1897, 21 Sikhs fought to the last man defending a small communications outpost between two garrison forts, against 10,000 Afghan tribesman. It is considered to be one of the most heroic battles and greatest ‘last stand’ in military history.
This annual event has been held around the country and this year we are bringing Saragarhi Day to West London at the Southall Army Reserve Centre.
In a tweet, media consultant Jay Singh-Sohal wrote this: “How does @BritishArmy commemorate #saragarhiday? By flying an Apache into Southall piloted by one of two British Sikh @ArmyAirCorps officers!’
British Army second commemoration for Battle of Saragarhi (Asia Samachar, 16 Sept 2015)