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Saragarhi Day


Southall Army Reserve Centre are opening their doors on 15 September for a spectactular event to celebrate our shared history and heritage by commemorating the Battle of Saragarhi.

On 12th September 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. 

Join us for what promises to be a memorable day packed with activities.



Commemorate the historic and gallant Last Stand of the 21 Soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment.  

Meet Regular and Reserve units from London.  Find out more about the modern British Army and our shared heritage.

Try on our kit and test your skills on our Assult Course and Virtual Combat Trainer.

Watch the Saragarhi Documentary and a Gatka demonstration.


The Troth

In addition to the Saragarhi commemoration events visitors will also be treated to a performance of The Troth.  Inspired by the classic Hindi short story written in 1915, The Troth will be performed by Akademi, a dynamic UK based dance company.



Saturday 15 September


10:00am to 4.00pm


Southall Army Reserve Centre, Hayes bridge, UB1 1PN

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