Royal Air Force Chaplains Branch

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Royal Air Force Chaplains Branch
Active 1 April 1918 – Present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Role Military chaplaincy
Motto Ministrare Non Ministrari
(Latin for To serve, not to be served[1])

The Royal Air Force Chaplains Branch provides military chaplains for the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom.

Mission[edit]

See footnote[2]

Training[edit]

RAF chaplains and candidates receive training at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, which is located at Amport House.[3]

Endorsing authorities[edit]

To serve in the Chaplains Branch, chaplains and candidates must be endorsed by a religious body.[4] RAF Commissioned Chaplains are accepted from the various Christian denominations. The British military forces are also served by "tri-service chaplains" from other world faiths, including Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh.[5]

Noncombatant status[edit]

See: Military chaplain#Noncombatant status

Chaplain-in-Chief[edit]

Note: The RAF Chaplains Branch is led by a Chaplain-in-Chief.[6]
Viener was the first Chaplain-in-Chief; when the Chaplain-in-Chief is an Anglican, he or she is also the Archdeacon for the Royal Air Force – otherwise, the most senior Anglican chaplain takes that title along with that of Principal Anglican Chaplain.

Central church[edit]

The central church of the Chaplains Branch is St Clement Danes Church.[26][27]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Mark 10-45
  2. ^ See: About Us: Welcome webpage. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  3. ^ Who we are: Amport House. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  4. ^ Endorsing Authorities. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  5. ^ World Faiths. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  6. ^ a b c About Us: Welcome webpage. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: 7 January no. 31112. p. 370 7 January. 1919. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: 26 October no. 33215. p. 6824 26 October. 1926. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: 19 December no. 33671. p. 8158 19 December. 1930. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  10. ^ a b The London Gazette: 12 December no. 34004. p. 8052 12 December. 1933. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  11. ^ a b The London Gazette: 16 April no. 34831. p. 2248 16 April. 1940. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  12. ^ The London Gazette: 29 March (Supplement) no. 38573. p. 1590 29 March. 1949. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  13. ^ The London Gazette: 5 May (Supplement) no. 39843. p. 2493 5 May. 1953. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  14. ^ The London Gazette: 24 March (Supplement) no. 41664. p. 1981 24 March. 1959. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  15. ^ The London Gazette: 16 March (Supplement) no. 43599. p. 2629 16 March. 1965. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  16. ^ The London Gazette: 27 August (Supplement) no. 44661. p. 9354 27 August. 1968. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  17. ^ The London Gazette: 9 January (Supplement) no. 45873. p. 375 9 January. 197. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  18. ^ The London Gazette: 2 September (Supplement) no. 48294. p. 12378 2 September. 1980. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  19. ^ The London Gazette: 27 June (Supplement) no. 51393. p. 7429 27 June. 1988. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  20. ^ The London Gazette: 30 July (Supplement) no. 52615. p. 11601 30 July. 1991. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  21. ^ The London Gazette: 29 August (Supplement) no. 54140. p. 11767 29 August. 1995. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  22. ^ The London Gazette: 25 September (Supplement) no. 56340. p. 11210 25 September. 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  23. ^ a b Who's Who 2012 – PENTLAND, Raymond Jackson
  24. ^ a b RAF Chaplains – Ven Ray Pentland (Retrieved 7 June 2012)
  25. ^ "Chaplain-in-Chief (Designate)". RAF Chaplains. Royal Air Force. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  26. ^ St Clement Danes Church. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  27. ^ Welcome to St Clement Danes. RAF St Clement Danes official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.

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