The Lord he moves in Mysterious ways...

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Verrieres, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    That Organ again on the beach this time:
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    I wonder if the chap on the right knows he's the only one stood at ease :)
     
  2. Passchendaele_Baby

    Passchendaele_Baby Grandads Little Girl

    You are making me cry now guys... thanks

    No-one can stop that which is mapped out in our future

    :poppy:
     
  3. DoctorD

    DoctorD WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Since this thread seems to be devoted to courageous, holy men it would be churlish of me not to metion my 'own' Padre Sqdn Ldr Harding MC, whose reminiscences appear in my last post on another thread R.A.F. Units in D-Day landings on Omaha Beach.
    Regards
    Les
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Canadians?

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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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  9. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

  10. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Geoff's search Engine returns 105 members of the Royal Army Chaplains dept killed during WW2

    001 , BAILEY, TW, 161017, ATTD , 28/03/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    002 , BALAAM, CG, 238530, ATTD 5TH BN , 04/01/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    003 , BANTING, GB, 159706, ATTD NO2 , 10/10/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    004 , BARCLAY, T, 127097, - , 21/06/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    005 , BARRATT, HN, 87272, - , 04/02/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    006 , BARRY, G, 244139, ATTD 8TH BN , 14/09/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    007 , BARTLEET, JC, 101735, - , 17/07/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    008 , BARTON, JG, 144935, - , 25/09/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    009 , BATEMAN, GH, -, - , 25/04/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    010 , BATTYE, H, 131300, - , 20/07/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    011 , BENSON, BJ, 205968, ATTD HQ 1ST AIRLANDING BDE , 27/09/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    012 , BERNARD, G, 248379, - , 11/10/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    013 , BERRY, WHA, 291270, - , 27/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    014 , BINGHAM, CH, 241309, - , 31/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    015 , BOND, G, 95796, - , 21/03/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    016 , BORNSTEIN, H, 202626, - , 28/11/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    017 , BOUTWOOD, FS, 135547, - , 10/07/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    018 , BOYLE, A, 108069, - , 28/11/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    019 , BROWN, H, 43595, - , 07/11/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    020 , BUSH, WG, 90410, ATTD , 19/06/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    021 , CAPE, RE, 260316, - , 25/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    022 , CARNEGIE, CD, 301343, - , 16/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    023 , CHALK, RC, 139815, - , 21/03/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    024 , CHAMBERS, GJM, 171381, ATTD 35 LT AA REGT , 13/07/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    025 , CLARKE, VC, 125659, - , 22/09/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    026 , CLARKE, CG, 313431, - , 08/06/1946, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    027 , COPLAND, WR, 94093, - , 16/09/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    028 , COSTELLO, B, 254173, - , 05/04/1946, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    029 , CURRAN, JG, 211517, - , 04/05/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    030 , DALGLEISH, JD, 69274, - , 18/09/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    031 , DAVIES, JT, 270524, - , 11/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    032 , DAVIES, RV, 306291, - , 19/11/1947, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    033 , DEAN, JO, 52744, - , 16/04/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    034 , DODGE, EJ, 56922, - , 23/06/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    035 , DOUGLAS, J, 244123, ATTD 5TH BN , 05/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    036 , ELLIOTT, DB, 76530, - , 01/02/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    037 , ELLIS, CRW, 144121, ATTD 6TH BN , 05/01/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    038 , EMSLIE, D, 111056, - , 12/06/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    039 , FARRUGIA BUGEJA, AE, 195079, ATTD , 13/05/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    040 , FERGUSON, OK, 100139, - , 02/02/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    041 , FIRTH, PF, 257744, - , 07/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    042 , FUNNELL, EW, 91362, - , 30/03/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    043 , GEORGE, ET, 178165, ATTD 22ND BN , 21/06/1941 - - 22/06/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    044 , GILGUNN, WG, 216113, - , 11/12/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    045 , GLENNIE, JD, 34719, - , 30/09/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    046 , GORDON, AC, 91866, ATTD 1ST BN , 08/06/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    047 , HAIGH, JF, 133404, - , 23/09/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    048 , HALL, JFS, 43114, - , 06/09/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    049 , HAWKSWORTH, CJ, 90874, - , 07/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    050 , HAYES, J, 199879, - , 21/01/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    051 , HIRST, J, 263524, - , 18/02/1946, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    052 , HOBLING, JC, 95885, ATTD 53 HAA REGT, , 18/12/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    053 , HOBSON MATTHEWS, GG, 96035, - , 31/05/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    054 , HOOKER, S, 231878, - , 12/02/1946, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    055 , HORDERN, PS, 77494, - , 30/11/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    056 , HOURIGAN, DF, 102157, ATTD 1ST AIRLANDING BDE , 10/07/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    057 , IRWIN, HJ, 270523, ATTD 11TH BN , 20/09/1944 - - 25/09/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    058 , JONES, HS, 104052, - , 24/04/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    059 , KAY, GA, 150817, ATTD 8TH BN , 07/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    060 , KENNY, JW, 287957, ATTD 6TH AIRBORNE DIV , 24/03/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    061 , KIDMAN, H, 42624, - , 07/07/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    062 , KIRK, WD, 309209, - , 26/07/1946, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    063 , KNOWLES, JM, 95803, - , 01/06/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    064 , LEVIS, GA, 101011, ATTD 3RD BN , 04/12/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    065 , MACAULAY, I, 121108, - , 26/10/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    066 , MACDOUGALL, J, 279927, - , 10/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    067 , MACPHERSON, R, 102573, ATTD 1ST BN THE LONDON SCOTTISH, , 16/09/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    068 , MARCHANT, WG, 322808, - , 28/04/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    069 , MARTIN, F, 154990, - , 27/05/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    070 , MCLEMAN, A, 91868, ATTD 2ND BN , 02/06/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    071 , MCMAHON, PJ, 218709, - , 14/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    072 , MILLS, WG, 123999, - , 01/04/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    073 , MINTON-SENHOUSE, C, 133104, ATTD 151 THE AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY FIELD REGT , 30/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    074 , MOREIN, W, 188503, - , 18/09/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    075 , MORRIS, IJ, 157811, ATTD 1ST BN , 26/10/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    076 , MORT, R, 101843, ATTD 5TH BN , 11/06/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    077 , MURRAY, DW, -, - , 06/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    078 , MUSGRAVE, FW, 147348, ATTD 5TH BN , 02/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    079 , NESBITT, G, 163330, ATTD 8TH BN , 05/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    080 , NEWSON, JA, 191487, ATTD 5TH ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS , 20/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    081 , O'CALLAGHAN, J, 88257, - , 11/04/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    082 , OGILVY, WT, 118329, ATTD 8TH BN , 25/03/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    083 , PARKES, RCI, 322805, - , 16/04/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    084 , PARRY, GEM, 173033, ATTD 7TH BN , 06/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    085 , PODMORE, RT, 111748, - , 21/05/1940 - - 23/05/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    086 , PRICE, JH, 125463, - , 19/12/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    087 , PRYOR, AS, 26457, - , 03/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    088 , QUINN, JEG, 91404, - , 23/09/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    089 , RAWSTHORNE, P, 99438, ATTD 2ND BN , 14/12/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    090 , RICHARDSON, ER, 133105, ATTD HQ SQN, 9TH ARMD BDE, , 19/04/1945, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    091 , RICHES, LP, 101549, - , 01/06/1940, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    092 , RICKARD, CB, 125312, - , 05/09/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    093 , SHORT, JH, 139505, ATTD 1ST BN , 25/10/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    094 , SINTON, TCJ, 91501, ATTD 7TH BN , 23/10/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    095 , SMITH, H, 135499, ATTD 2ND BN , 15/02/1942, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    096 , SMITH, H, 95864, - , 15/08/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    097 , TAYLOR, HJL, 188501, ATTD 29TH ARMD BDE, 11TH ARMD DIV , 23/09/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    098 , TAYLOR, JS, 95734, ATTD 2ND BN , 30/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    099 , THOMAS, DD, 305657, - , 11/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    100 , WAGG, HT, 294758, ATTD 11TH ARMD DIV , 19/07/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    101 , WALLACE, CC, 127276, ATTD 6TH BN , 27/07/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    102 , WATSON, H, 38843, - , 12/11/1941, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    103 , WHITROW, RH, 40452, - , 18/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    104 , WILLIAMS, AWP, 216105, ATTD 113 FIELD REGT , 16/12/1943, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
    105 , WILLIAMS, DL, 297476, ATTD NO 45 RM COMMANDO , 05/06/1944, ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT
     
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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    They really are unsung heroes on operations....I remember the two I met on operations quite clearly. The stick (From Squaddies) they get and dish out does wonders for morale too.
     
  12. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    I had the pleasure of meeting the Rev Kenneth Ward recently at Whitehall parade for the NVA. Ken went to Normandy to take part in the services in June, just 5 weeks after loosing his wife Peggy.

    A remarkable man.

    The Rev Kenneth Ward, 86, who had served as a Royal Navy Lieutenant aboard a minesweeper off the beaches, told his open-air congregation at Colleville-Montgomery:
    "Fortunately our only hymn is the well-known O God Our Help In Ages Past. Those that can, sing along, the rest, just hum it."

    A few weeks ago, he was presented with a gift from the NVA at the last official service at York Minister. After receiving it he replied "I've not gone yet"
     

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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Maybe someone he knows? I don't know the ships crest on the left. Looks like they are Canadian though.
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  14. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    There was an interesting programme on recently( apologies if its already been mentioned) about the two Padres/chaplains in Afghanistan, both with the Marines I think (the UK ones not the US!!)-very interesting, one was shown out on patrol with them, no arms, just his faith.

    Moving too, wish I had seen it from the beginning, and recorded it!!

    Andy
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It was good and that is exactly how they are...Really remarkable men as has already been said.
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  18. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

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    BENSON, The Reverand Bernard J.; CF 4th Class; 205968; RACD; age 30. He was buried by The Reverand Daniel McGowan in the grounds of the St. Elisabeth Hospital, beside Zwatewg, at Arnhem.

    Now Arnhem OOsterbeek Airborne Cemetery 4.B.10
     
  19. arkrite

    arkrite Senior Member

    The Ships Crest in post 53 is now carried by HMCS ALGONQUIN, DDH 283 built in the 1970s.
    " This was one of the best badge designs produced during the war before ships badges were issued officially Of such excellence of design and appropriateness in suggesting this destroyer's activities in anti-submarine warfare, it has been accepted as the official badge"

    I guess we have a WW2 sub hunter of the same name. Sorry to leave it hanging in the air but have an appointment with my vet and have to go.
     
  20. Bob Guercio

    Bob Guercio Senior Member

    Desmond Doss was a conscientious objector who won the meddle of honor during World War II. He is the focus of a documentary called "The Conscientious Objector". Please see The Conscientious Objector (2004)

    This was one of the most fascinating documentaries that I have seen regarding World War II and Desmond Doss was one of the most fascinating characters in that war.

    I recommend it very highly.

    Bob Guercio
     

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