Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps

The Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps (RCAChC) was an administrative corps of the Canadian Army. The Canadian Army Chaplain Corps was authorized on 22 March 1948. The Canadian Army Chaplain Corps was redesignated The Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps on 3 June 1948. [1] The Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps was succeeded by the Chaplain Branch on May 2, 1969. The official march of the RCAChC was "Onward Christian Soldiers".

Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps
Active3 June 1948-2 May 1969
CountryCanada
BranchCanadian Army
TypeCorps
Motto(s)Latin: In hoc signo vinces, lit.'In this sign conquer'
March"Onward Christian Soldiers"

RoleEdit

Chaplains share the hardships and perils that fall to other service personnel. "It is the business of the regimental padre to be the friend and adviser of the soldier, and the manner in which he has done this business has had more than a little to do with the maintenance of the morale of the army."[2] John Weir Foote, chaplain of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery under fire in helping care for the wounded and evacuate them from Dieppe.[3] Ten members of the Canadian Chaplains Service are buried in World War 2 Commonwealth War Graves Commission grave plots overseas (three buried in France, two in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, two in Italy and one in the UK).[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army (Queen's Printer, 1964)
  2. ^ http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/rep-rap/doc/cmhq/cmhq092.pdf C.P. Stacey 'General Activities, Canadian Army Overseas June 1942 - April 1943' 27 Apr 43
  3. ^ http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/rep-rap/doc/cmhq/cmhq092.pdf C.P. Stacey 'General Activities, Canadian Army Overseas June 1942 - April 1943' 27 Apr 43
  4. ^ "CWGC Search Results for CCS in WW2". www.cwgc.org. CWGC. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  • Padres in No Man's Land (Canadian Chaplains and the Great War), by Duff Willis Crerar, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1995.

Related unitsEdit

This unit was allied with the following:

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