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The Revd Steve Morris on the heroism and sacrifice of WWII Forces chaplains

07 May 2020

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On the podcast this week, Ed Thornton talks to the Revd Steve Morris about the important part played by Forces chaplains in the Second World War, and today.

They include Captain Leslie Skinner, who Mr Morris writes about in this week’s Church Times, which marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. “Skinner spent his time conducting funerals, digging graves, and praying with the dying and wounded,” he writes. “At one point, he went alone into a “cooked” tank full of burned human remains so that the men didn’t have to do it. He wanted to protect them from some of the horror.”

Mr Morris is the Vicar of St Cuthbert’s, North Wembley, in the diocese of London.

At the end of the podcast, the deputy editor of the Church Times, Glyn Paflin, reads from the Leader published in the paper on 11 May 1945, entitled “Thanks be to God”. It is also published in this week’s paper and on the website.

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