Prince Praises Sikhs for War Effort

April 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press Association

The Prince of Wales has praised the courage of Sikh soldiers who fought in the Second World War.

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met a group of surviving veterans of the Sikh Brigade of the British Army at St James's Palace.

The Prince said the country owed an "immense debt of gratitude" to the Sikhs who fought in both the First and Second World Wars.

The veterans were among prominent members of the Anglo-Sikh community invited to the palace to celebrate Sikh New Year, or Vaisakhi.