A Short History of Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal

A Short History of Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal including that of 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD), the Reserve Army and Territorial Army Units

By Lt Col E.E. Wakeling ERD

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A great read

Anyone fancy a pint

The Fast Show Bomb Disposal Squad

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As predicted by Hancock, with the establishment of the RLC the Catering Corps has indeed taken over Bomb Disposal Duties...

"What are you going to do? Fry it?"

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That link says that the firs bombs dropped on the UK were in 1939; I take it that all of the bombs the Germans dropped from the Zeppelins in 1914-1918 actually went off then?

I didn't think they did as i'm pretty sure that Yarmouth had complete examples of (hopefully) deactivated bombs in their museum, and I suspect that the casing would have burst had it have exploded.

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