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Benedikt
12-12-2012, 04:18
http://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/queen-elizabeth-2/erstmals-soldat-mit-turban-statt-mit-baerenfellmuetze-vor-dem-buckingham-palast-27620380.bild.html

will be a shock to many brits when they wake up and see this picture? or it does not matter?
can you imagine that happen on the tomb of the unknown soldier here at the kremlin walls?

PeteD
12-12-2012, 04:32
indeed it is....

robertmf
12-12-2012, 07:37
will be a shock to many brits when they wake up and see this picture? or it does not matter?
can you imagine that happen on the tomb of the unknown soldier here at the kremlin walls?

I am surprised at the break in tradition. Also to consider are the $tourists$ who expect to see the stoic guards in bearskin hats.

auf English (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246410/Sikh-soldier-makes-history-guards-Buckingham-Palace-wearing-turban-instead-traditional-bearskin.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)

FatAndy
12-12-2012, 08:08
http://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/queen-elizabeth-2/erstmals-soldat-mit-turban-statt-mit-baerenfellmuetze-vor-dem-buckingham-palast-27620380.bild.html

will be a shock to many brits when they wake up and see this picture? or it does not matter?
can you imagine that happen on the tomb of the unknown soldier here at the kremlin walls?
Are you againist multiculturalism, Genosse? :evilgrin:

peppermintpaddy
12-12-2012, 10:49
http://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/queen-elizabeth-2/erstmals-soldat-mit-turban-statt-mit-baerenfellmuetze-vor-dem-buckingham-palast-27620380.bild.html

will be a shock to many brits when they wake up and see this picture? or it does not matter?


to me it doesnt matter....in fact with the PC lovin' Royals,its well overdue.The law was changed 30(?) years ago to allow them to ride motorcycles without helmets......quite rightly so ,as they fought in WW2 without wearing helmets.

The Sikhs are ok,theyre not out to destroy the fabric of our civilization in the West,as are the Muslims.( you can't deny it)

yakspeare
12-12-2012, 11:37
I wouldn't question the turban as much as the beard.The beard is trimmed to a point so obviously it can be cut. Sailors can have beards but the army moustaches only.

TolkoRaz
12-12-2012, 11:47
I wouldn't question the turban as much as the beard.The beard is trimmed to a point so obviously it can be cut. Sailors can have beards but the army moustaches only.

I think that you will discover with some research that apart from Special Forces etc, there are certain trades in the British Army which permit beards.

penka
12-12-2012, 11:58
Much ado about nothing, if you ask me. Beard and turban are part of the cultural identity of the sikhs. Whilst the sikh soldiers are famous for their unsurpassable loyalty to the Crown.

yakspeare
12-12-2012, 12:29
I think that you will discover with some research that apart from Special Forces etc, there are certain trades in the British Army which permit beards.

there various reasons that allow special forces to wear them at certain times-to do with their work. An armourer, blacksmith, was traditionally allowed to have one as well as carry a hammer and a leather apron. Others are excluded. But an armourer would never make up the numbers of a ceremonial guard and and special forces personal wouldn't be wearing a beard in that role either.

TolkoRaz
12-12-2012, 13:10
An armourer, blacksmith, was traditionally allowed to have one as well as carry a hammer and a leather apron.

Farriers(?) / Blacksmiths are still permitted to sport a beard in today's military - I have seen them at the Royal Tournament :tv:

okiey
12-12-2012, 14:05
Maybe they can wear furry turbans :-)

Honestly, I don't see any big issue here -- I never heard any complaints about the bravey and loyalty of Gurkhas in the British army.

TolkoRaz
12-12-2012, 16:57
I also read somewhere that a good number of those decorated for bravery whilst serving with Britain's Special Forces were Fijians - not sure they have beards though!

Benedikt
12-12-2012, 18:23
I also read somewhere that a good number of those decorated for bravery whilst serving with Britain's Special Forces were Fijians - not sure they have beards though!

and if they start their war dance that will drive away the most brave kraut....

yakspeare
12-12-2012, 19:22
Farriers(?) / Blacksmiths are still permitted to sport a beard in today's military - I have seen them at the Royal Tournament :tv:

ı dıdnt say they werent. my use of past tense was not ıntended to ımply they had stopped.....just recantıng my experıence and agaın they dont make up a ceremonıal guard.

robertmf
12-12-2012, 19:34
and if the Fijians start their war dance that will drive away the most brave kraut....

With good reason, too. The old name for the Fiji Islands was The Cannibal Islands (http://www.heretical.com/cannibal/fiji.html)