This July marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme during which a Punjabi cavalry regiment led by a Sikh squadron made a spectacular charge at High Wood with the help of Canadian Forces. It was the only real cavalry charge in the whole of the First World War and the fact that this singular honour of undertaking one of the great exploits of courage in WW1 belongs to the Punjabi community is something that should be proudly shared with all Canadians. The Somme was one of the bloodiest battles in history; Canada suffered 25,000 casualties amongst which a regiment of Newfoundlanders was nearly annihilated at Beaumont- Hamel.
Indus Media Foundation, a BC-based Punjabi heritage organisation, will proudly present ‘Leading The Charge’ at the Vernon Military Tattoo to commemorate this shared history with Canada. This static display will be on the concourse level of Kal Tire Place from July 21-24 and is comprised of three panels 8′ high and 80′ in total length. A very big story. Arrive early for the Tattoo and make sure you have time for a look at it!