There can’t be many military chaplains of this vintage left. My brother the Mad Colonel sent me this link to a British obit for Brigadier the Reverend David Whiteford, a chaplain with a distinguished career.

A particularly chilling line comes in the account of his introduction to the Black Watch in Normandy, and being called on by the Pipe Major to help him bury some comrades killed by a shell: “This is nae job for young pipers, padre. You and I will just have to do this ourselves.”

Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

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