His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was briefed on the on-going work between the Army and ethnic minority communities during a flagship event at St Philips Centre, Leicester….reports Asian Lite News
Army formations from across the UK, including Nottingham-based 7 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East, also known as The Desert Rats, HQ London District and 4 Infantry Brigade based in Catterick, showcased a range of multi-faith engagement activity undertaken last year that highlighted how they are engaging with different ethnic minority communities to build lasting connections and mutual trust.
Guests included the many community leaders that the brigades are working with to strengthen integration through dialogue and understanding. This included the Karimia Institute who, along with 15 other Muslim organisations in Nottingham, signed the Armed Forces Covenant in December.
Army Reserve Unit, 158 Regiment RLC that has squadrons based in the East Midlands and East Anglia briefed His Royal Highness on the work it has been doing with the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in Leicester.
His Royal Highness also heard about the work of 7 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East. The Deputy Commander Colonel Stuart Williams spoke to The Prince of Wales about the close links the Brigade has built with the Muslim and Afro-Caribbean communities across the East Midlands. Dr Hussain Musharraf of the Karimia Institute, Dr Ezekiel Alawale of God’s Own Vineyard Ministries and the Reverend Canon Christian Weaver from the Pilgrim Church were amongst the guests.
The event was one of four engagements His Royal Highness was attending in the city.