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    Default Plt Off T.E. Warner RAFVR 1940 onwards

    Hi guys

    I believe that RAF chaplain T.E. Warner applied to be an air-gunner in 1940. Can anyone confirm this?

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    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 14th January 2016 at 07:07.

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    Default Rev. Tom Warner

    Hi Col

    Excellent! What a mine of information you are!!

    Do we know which squadron he flew with?

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    Just as an aside. When the TEV Rangatira was still being used as an accommodation ship in Stanley Harbour during the Falklands Unpleasantness we got an ‘Air Raid Red’ warning. Those of us still ‘kipping off nights’ were rousted out. The Rangatira’s only anti-aircraft defences were some of the Army’s LMGs. We were on the upper deck and were all set to filling LMG magazines and chucking them up to the Brown Jobs on the upper works who were going to defend us against the Argie onslaught. Amongst one of those so employed was a Padre! He kept moaning on that he didn’t think the Geneva Convention/Laws Of War allowed him to do this sort of thing. But he was filling LMG mags faster than most of us!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks Peter

    Most interesting.

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    Nice one, Paul,
    I was also told that the two 16 Para Bde Padres (RC/CofE) would often drop with the young Grunts on their first training air-drop. There was - so I was told - much interdenominational bad language to be heard on the way down!! The young Grunts got confidence from these 'old boys' doing what they were doing!!
    Clearly, there's much more to military Padres than just taking Church Parades and burying the fallen?!!!
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