Sir Michael Fallon rules out creating Sikh Army regiment
The Cabinet minister added he is "a little wary" of any military units segregated by religion after challenging the services to ensure they recruit at least 10% of recruits from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background by 2020.
In February 2015, then defence minister Mark Francois confirmed the head of the British Army was examining plans for the return of a Sikh regiment and also a reserve company.
Mr Francois added the idea "may well have merit" as MPs backed it, with Tory former defence minister Sir Nicholas Soames urging ministers to "do away with... read more
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