They do. The bursar at my school (an RC boarding schppl) was a TA Padre. One summer (1976 IIRC) he turned up in Dortmund sporting the three pips of a captain.i thought chaplains held a rank
Watched them go through when I was on SMC, thats when I had a revelation of my calling! It was so much easier than being an Infanteer.It's the Professionally Qualified Officers Course, and damned hard it was too. Some nights the bar didn't open until half past five.
But surely chaplains are commissioned officers????I remember saluting what I thought was an Int Corps captain in Rheindahlen in the 1980's but was rebuffed with " You don't need to salute me. I'm the Chaplain"
What's the difference between their berets and Int Corps?
Been on my mind all these years...