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Jewish Chaplain pays first visit to BRNC Dartmouth

Jewish Chaplain pays first visit to BRNC Dartmouth

21/10/2013

The newly appointed Jewish Chaplain to Her Majesty’s Forces has paid his first visit to Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) as part of his induction into the Royal Navy.

It was invaluable to see the splendid work of the College up close and to be able to interact meaningfully with staff and cadets.
Rabbi Reuben Livingstone

Rabbi Reuben Livingstone spent a day at the world-renowned College in Dartmouth, where he was briefed on BRNC’s role in training the next generation of Naval leaders.

He was also able to meet some of the latest group of Cadets and watch others put through their paces during maritime exercises on the River Dart.

Rabbi Livingstone said:

“It was invaluable to see the splendid work of the College up close and to be able to interact meaningfully with staff and cadets.

"The Captain's commitment and vision, coupled with the support of a truly first rate chaplaincy team reassured me that the College will continue to prosper both educationally and morally.

"Moreover, the excellent diversity awareness in evidence offers a supportive environment for people of all cultures and religions, including my own community.”

As a member of the Royal Army Chaplains department, Rabbi Livingstone holds a commission in the British Army.

He is among a number of Armed Forces Chaplains who have a dual responsibility to provide spiritual care for Service personnel, and their families, within their denomination as well as to provide practical pastoral care for personnel of all faiths or those who have no religious beliefs.

The Armed Forces have also appointed religious leaders from the Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths to act as advisers on matters specific to those faith groups.

On leaving BRNC Rabbi Livingstone continued his tour of the South West at Devonport Naval Base.

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