Padre Robin Richardson

  • No-one said it would be easy 26 April, 2011 - A moving and very powerful final post from Padre Robin Richardson, attached to 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) as he concludes his 6-month tour of Afghanistan.
  • That we had no kind of font or baptistry was irrelevant 5 April, 2011 - Padre Robin Richardson, deployed to Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), writes about a week of unexpected events.
  • Aidan 28 March, 2011 - Padre Robin Richardson, attached to 3 PARA in Afghanistan, blogs once more.
  • The fruits (and vegetables) of progress 22 March, 2011 - As Operation HERRICK 13 draws to a close, so does 3 PARA's time in Afghanistan. In this blog, Padre Robin Richardson - attached to 3 PARA - reflects on what he he seen to change over the last 6 months.
  • Nick 7 March, 2011 - As Lent approaches, Padre Robin Richardson - in Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) - blogs about catching up with a commander he hasn't seen since the start of the tour.
  • Baz 28 February, 2011 - Padre Robin Richardson, in Afghanistan with 3 PARA, writes about meeting a Para called Baz, visiting the construction of a new community meeting area and seeing the reaction of local children to some small gifts from the UK.
  • Tom 8 February, 2011 - Padre Robin Richardson, currently in Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) writes about the death of WO2 Colin "Tom" Beckett at the weekend.
  • Dave and Phil 7 February, 2011 - Padre Robin Richardson, in Afghanistan with 3 PARA, writes about meeting Dave and Phil as they recall a close contact with insurgents and in turn reflects on the shared benefits of talking about experiences.
  • "They don't come better than her, they just don't" 27 January, 2011 - Padre Robin Richardson, currently in Afghanistan attached to 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) blogs once more. Since his last post he's been back to the UK on R&R, but took time to visit injured soldiers, in hospital in Birmingham and undergoing rehabilitation at Headley Court.
  • Rob 31 December, 2010 - Padre Robin Richardson writes from Afghanistan about meeting Rob, a Parachute Regiment Physical Training Instructor.
  • …and thank the chefs 28 December, 2010 - Padre Robin Richardson blogs from Afghanistan about helping out with Christmas lunches, and being inspired to find out more about the life of an Army chef.
  • Christmas is almost upon us 24 December, 2010 - Padre Robin Richardson blogs from Afghanistan with his thoughts just ahead of Christmas.
  • The silent liturgy of our farewells 16 December, 2010 - In this blog, Padre Robin Richardson writes from Camp Bastion about the death of Private John Howard on 5 December.
  • Across the camp the music came 6 December, 2010 - For his latest blog, Padre Robin Richardson was inspired to to write about the power and meaning of music after an experience at Patrol base Shahzad with 5 SCOTS.
  • Meeting Matt 2 December, 2010 - In his latest blog, Padre Robin Richardson "chews the fat" with Matt, a senior Signaller who keeps the battlefield communications flowing.
  • Doing what's right 23 November, 2010 - Padre Robin Richardson is an Army Chaplain currently deployed to Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA). In this blog he writes about his impressions of watching ISAF medics treating an injured insurgent.
  • Remembrance 18 November, 2010 - Padre Robin Richardson is an Army Chaplain currently deployed to Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA). In his latest blog he recounts the Remembrance Sunday service and meets Paul, a 24-year old soldier on his second tour.
  • The deep truths of an old story 16 November, 2010 - Padre Robin Richardson is an Army Chaplain currently deployed to Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA). In his first post on the Official British Army Blog he reflects on the upcoming Islamic celebration of Eid-ul-Adha and the potential, possibilities and promise that a religious holiday can bring in Afghanistan.