Sikh soldier makes history as he guards Buckingham Palace wearing turban instead of traditional bearskin

Sikh soldier makes history as he guards Buckingham Palace wearing turban instead of traditional bearskin | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 11 December 2012 Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace yesterday also offered a glimpse into the changing face of Britain.

Sikh soldier Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar who will be the first to guard Buckingham Palace without a bearskin

The Sikh soldier who will be the first to guard Buckingham Palace without a bearskin as he'll be wearing a turban instead Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, has been allowed to break hundreds of years of tradition to observe his religion by the Scots Guards Has had to endure taunts from his Army colleaguesHe will look 'ridiculous' to tourists and onlookers, traditionalists sayHe has our full support, say MoD | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 2 December 2012 The British Army is embroiled in a damaging row after the first Sikh soldier allowed to wear a turban rather than a bearskin on ceremonial duties suffered abuse from his colleagues.