Courtesy of 1st Armoured Brigade
Nine trainee ‘vicars’ from six theological colleges came to see what the Army was up to in Tidworth, this week. The annual week, organised by the RAChD (The Royal Army Chaplains’ Department) and on this day hosted by the Padres from 1 Armoured Infantry Brigade included a morning in Brigade HQ where they learnt what the Brigade faced at this time. Then came a Chaplain’s specific time when they got to ‘Grill a Padre’ asking the most difficult questions they could, followed by a visit to St Michael and All Angels’ Garrison Church to investigate the ever present synthesis between the soldier and faith.
The afternoon was spent with the recently re-subordinated 22 Engineer Regiment who hosted them superbly with some of the biggest vehicles in the British Army, and the day ended with a field communion on the Royal Engineer Training Area. Some enjoyed it so much that they are staying on for a further week to ‘shadow’ a Chaplain!
No news on the pies