Now, I'm part of a specialist engagement team
and what our job is to go out and about,
to go to community events, to go out to shows,
careers fairs and things like that.
And show the public that we're doing
as a member of the minority community, i.e. Sikh.
We've got members who are Hindus,
Muslims, Afro-Caribbeans, Africans,
females as well, from these communities.
We go out and try and promote that we are serving
and that they too have the opportunity
to be a part of our team.
And a lot of them are totally unaware
that they can actually join.
So to give you an example, we were in Manchester
last week at a big, charity event,
which was sort of to raise funds
for charities that support people in need,
including the attack on the arena last year.
So they were commemorating that as well
and remembering the people who got injured and killed.
And at that event, we sort of turned up in uniform
and people were sort of quite shocked
'cause they've seen the few army,
sort of reservists about or whatever.
So they're aware that people are in the army.
But you actually got people in the Air Force.
They're sort of, "Oh, I never knew
that we had Sikhs in the Air Force
or Hindus and stuff like that."
So you talk to them and then, obviously,
the next question is, "Is it racist?"
You know, and then you actually say,
"Well no, because, you know,
we've got zero tolerance policy
and we got procedures in place
and no tours in the military, especially Air Force.
You know, we will not take that kind of views."
And there's procedures in place that you can,
basically if somebody's harassing you
or something like that, you've got a process
which you can follow to address that.
So you know, when you explain that
to the community that's out there,
they're actually shocked that you know, we
sort of have got all this in place,
even to the point that, you know,
we've got chaplains representing the Sikhs
and these Buddhists, Muslims, in the Ahmadiyya
so if we need, not only just the cultural
or sort of the individual service type questions,
but if you've got religious needs as well,
you know, we provide those as well.