FAITH & THE ARMY

Spiritual advisors serve with most units, offering help and guidance to soldiers at home and overseas. Padres are Christian ministers but they support soldiers of any faith as well as those who have no religious beliefs at all. There are also Armed Forces Chaplains of the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh faiths and a network of religious advisors.

Do I have to wear uniform?
Alterations to uniform or appearance are permitted providing that they do not compromise Operational Effectiveness or Health and Safety. This applies both in barracks and on operations.

Is there anywhere for me to pray?
Quiet prayer rooms, where available, can be used by people of any religion.

What about religious events and celebrating festivals?
Soldiers are allowed to celebrate religious festivals and attend events, however operational and training requirements must still be met.