we were vicars in uniform.
He would have seen himself very much
as the vicar
And we'd walk around the patch
very much looking after people who were.
So I like the church
But that was very much he saw himself
Of course I joined on the late August 1990
after Saddam Hussein had invaded
Kuwait and the world was changed forever.
Of course seeing having had the Berlin
Then we had a very different war from
And of course
people were suddenly going off to war
It was quite an interesting
There's a whole thing about the military
to Saudi Arabia.
Where everything will be launched from
But actually the leaders of the military
stood up and said,
Strangely enough, they call themselves
which is a bit bizarre.
Nobody ever asked why welfare worker
with some bread and wine
But as I say, that started to change
and never again
through to war
on operational commanders actually were
how many can you give me
So a lot of things changed.
So it changed from a very much
But basically it's making relationships
you go back to Cranwell.
My first senior chaplain
I never in working
And he used to get cross with me
And I would say that's my fault.
They should know who I am
And my job, I always thought,
so people would know.
And so a story against him.
We were walking along
come along saw him.
He was a wing commander and said.
Saw me behind them said, Oh, hi, Padre.
So in a sense, I thought, I've won.
Nasty as I was.
But it's that point of building
so that by the time you come.
So I arrive in Bosnia.
I'd already knew lots of people.
And so that was that friendship
The year before,
and had been attacked in a convoy
I'd been back in Germany with those people
looked after the family.
So, yeah, good and bad times.
You're there for all of that.
But always about coming alongside people
laughing, lots of laughing,