Reverend Headley Lewis Victor Headley returned to the the UK in October 1945.
He continued to serve with the Army in Aldershot 1946-47, Bordon and Longmoor 1947- 48, West Africa Command 1948-50, Aldershot 1950-53, British Troops Austria 1953-55, Berlin 1955-1958, Antwerp 1958-59 . His final appointment was a Chaplain at the Royal Hospital Chelsea 1959 - 67.
After leaving the Army he was Rector of East Tisted with Colmer from 1967 - 1980.
Padre Headley is mentioned in the book by Rev. JNL Bryan 'The Churches of the Captivity in Malaya.
The Museum also has a communion set which was used in these Churches by Padre Headley. In 1943, Headley took this Communion Set up to Siam with 'H' Force and it as used in many Jungle Camps along the notorious Burma - Siam Railway. The 'Kempi' (the Japanese Secret Police), seeing a written reference to the 'H.C.set' thought it must be a radio set and arrested the Camp CO, the Doctor and Padre. They were realeased after a month's confinement.
Padre Headly is also mentioned in the new book by Geoff Mowat 'The Rainbow through the Rain' (2005) New Cherwell Press £7.99
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