The Chattri and the Royal Pavilion Indian Hospital

Last summer, I gave an interview to the British Forces Broadcasting Service about the Royal Pavilion’s use as an Indian military hospital during WW1. This was on the morning before the annual memorial service at the Chattri, which is held to remember those Hindu, Sikh and Muslim soldiers who died in Brighton’s three Indian hospitals.

Forces TV have now made the film available on YouTube, and it’s worth watching for the drone footage of the Chattri alone.

The film also features interviews with some of those attending the ceremony, including Kiran Sahota, a researcher who brought a group of young people all the way from Birmingham to attend.

If you are interested in attending this year’s ceremony at the Chattri, it will take place Sunday 9 June 2019.

Kevin Bacon, Digital Manager

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