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

Mission

See footnote[1]

Training

RAF chaplains and candidates receive training at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, which is located at Amport House.[2]

Endorsing authorities

To serve in the Chaplains Branch, chaplains and candidates must be endorsed by a religious body.[3] 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.[4]

Noncombatant status

See: Military chaplain#Noncombatant status

Chaplain-in-Chief

Note: The RAF Chaplains Branch is led by a Chaplain-in-Chief.[5]
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

The central church of the Chaplains Branch is St Clement Danes Church.[24][25]

See also

Footnotes

  1. See: About Us: Welcome webpage. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  2. Who we are: Amport House. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  3. Endorsing Authorities. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  4. World Faiths. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 About Us: Welcome webpage. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  6. "No. 31112". 1919. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31112/page/ 
  7. "No. 33215". 1926. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33215/page/ 
  8. "No. 33671". 1930. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33671/page/ 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "No. 34004". 1933. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34004/page/ 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "No. 34831". 1940. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34831/page/ 
  11. "No. 38573". 1949. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38573/page/ 
  12. "No. 39843". 1953. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39843/page/ 
  13. "No. 41664". 1959. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41664/page/ 
  14. "No. 43599". 1965. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/43599/page/ 
  15. "No. 44661". 1968. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/44661/page/ 
  16. "No. 45873". 197. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/45873/page/ 
  17. "No. 48294". 1980. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/48294/page/ 
  18. "No. 51393". 1988. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/51393/page/ 
  19. "No. 52615". 1991. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/52615/page/ 
  20. "No. 54140". 1995. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/54140/page/ 
  21. "No. 56340". 2001. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/56340/page/ 
  22. 22.0 22.1 Who's Who 2012 – PENTLAND, Raymond Jackson
  23. 23.0 23.1 RAF Chaplains – Ven Ray Pentland (Retrieved 7 June 2012)
  24. St Clement Danes Church. RAF Chaplains Branch official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  25. Welcome to St Clement Danes. RAF St Clement Danes official website. Retrieved 2010-09-10.

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