IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Catholic Chaplain Services of the Belgian Army decided to provide
a small chaplain detachment
for the spiritual comfort of the troops in Northern Ireland.
The chaplain detachment travelled to Northern Ireland together with the 2nd Infantry Brigade.
|Right : Chaplain's chapel, in a Nissen hut, at Antrim.|
They celebrated masses and provided personal counsel for those who needed it.
Unfortunately the chaplains also had to celebrate several funeral masses.
Northern Ireland, August 4th 1945.
Funeral services for private VAN DEURSEN, 6th Infantry Brigade "Deynze"
|Departure to the cemetry of Belfast.|
The chaplain detachment left Northern Ireland once the 6th Infantry Brigade returned to Belgium.
A white Roman
cross with a green shamrock beneath, the whole on a purple shield.
Purple is the colour of the Belgian Chaplains Services.