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 Post subject: Chaplains in the ARP
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:16 am 
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There was a chap who attended Mapledurham at War this year who was wearing ARP but as a Chaplain.
Does anyone know details on ARP chaplaincy?

Our local vicar is doing a service in June and wanted to do arP - I had a feeling that the chaplain ARP fellow had a white cross painted on his helmet above the lettering but I couldn't be sure.

Does anyone know?

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No mention of it in the CD helmets poster I have seen and nothing to be found in 'A Peoples Army' Civil Defense Insignia and Uniforms 1939-45 by Jon Mills.

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Unfortunately, someone wearing a 'costume' to a reenacting event , can rarley be an indicator to the authenticity of an impression !

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There is a mention of the local vicar being a warden and that they were based in the vicarage on BBC Peoples war so I can't see why your vicar can't do it as a warden with a dog collar, as I assume they would still wear them under their battledress blouses. This helmet looks original or he could wear a plain white one with the cross.

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well found Jude :-)

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Ah magic. Many thanks Jude - appreciate the help.

I know CD rules were rarely followed to the letter, made up on the spot over the years, and varied from borough to borough - but wanted to check first.

Thank you for finding pics! Very helpful :-) and you've helped me make a vicar happy and able to participate. Though now he's got to wear a tin hat for the whole service...!

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