Another year gone – another year of life disappearing over the horizon with all it hazards and chances.
A thousand thanks to everyone who looked in on The Phraser over the year. Your company and your feedback make The Phraser.
I would also like to mention especially, those who have allowed me over the past year to interview them or feature their work. It is such a privilege to have the chance to profile the parts of life that have caught my eye.
Here are a few links to some of the 2014 Phraser ‘portraits’:
Rev Alan Steele MBE officiating at the D-Day services at Pegasus Bridge for this year’s 70th anniversary
The role of a padre serving with the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department (RAChD) is to minister to soldiers and their families, to give them pastoral, spiritual and moral support. The padres are commissioned as chaplains but wear officers’ rank, leaders but without command. They are sent wherever soldiers are sent, and are moved individually between units every two to three years.
Reverend Alan Steele MBE, senior padre of 16 Air Assault Brigade based in Colchester, has accompanied soldiers on two full operational tours to Afghanistan, as well as tours to Macedonia and Northern Ireland.