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Police Constable Brij Rajanwal

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A turbaned Sikh policeman in uniform. Historically Sikhs were targeted by the British Raj for recruitment into the British police all around the empire, especially in Kenya. With Decolonisation many Sikhs settled in Britain in the 1950/60s from India and East Africa many of whom had served in the colonial police force. The first Turbaned Sikh to join a British Police force was Mr Harbana Singh Jabbal in 1970, an officer at East Ham police station.