On 15 September Southall Army Reserve Centre opened their doors 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 was hosted by Southall Army Reserve Centre.
The local community joined serving Sikh military personel to commemorate the historic and gallant Last Stand of the 21 Soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment.
In addition to the Saragarhi commemoration events visitors were treated to a performance of The Troth. Inspired by the classic Hindi short story written in 1915, The Troth was performed by Akademi, a dynamic UK based dance company.