The National Memorial Arboretum will be holding a commemorative service in memory of the 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army who fought in the Battle of Saragarhi 120 years ago.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, senior military representatives will head to the national site, in Alrewas to remember the battle, which took place on the same day in 1897 and was the last stand of 21 soldiers who fought against 10,000 enemy tribesmen in what is now Pakistan.
The 21 members of the British Indian Army were stationed at an army post which was attacked by roughly 10,000 Afghan tribesman.
Despite being heavily against the odds, the 21 soldiers decided to fight to the death, and are now remembered every year on the date for their bravery.
Presentations about Sikh heritage and history will be held at the arboretum by current serving Sikh soldiers, as well as one about the role that Sikh soldiers play in the army today.
There will also be a premiere of a documentary film about the battle called 'Saragarhi: The True Story', which was created by Jay Singh Sohal, the army reservist captain.
Those attending the service will include senior military personnel including Colonel Richard Maybery, along with representatives from the Sikh community like Mandeep Kaur, the Sikh chaplain to the armed forces, as well as other current serving Sikh soldiers.
The lord lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson will also be attending the service, which will run from 10.30am until 4.45pm on the day.
The presentation for the Sikh history and heritage will be held at 11.35am, while the Sikhs and the army today presentation will run between 11.40am and 12pm. The commemorative procession will begin at 1pm, and will end at the Sikh Memorial.
The premiere of the 'Saragarhi: The True Story' film will be shown at 3.30pm on the day.