HC Deb 29 June 1994 vol 245 c626W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision he has made for the spiritual guidance of the troops stationed on South Georgia.

Mr. Hanley

The South Georgia garrison is visited every six weeks by ships based in the Falkland islands. A padre regularly accompanies these sailings and services are held either aboard ship or on the island. Those based in South Georgia have a direct radio link to the Falkland islands and there is a resident service padre at Mount Pleasant as well as a Roman Catholic priest in Port Stanley. The Roman Catholic priest is an officiating padre to the British forces. Either of these can be contacted and consulted as necessary.

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