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Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
Explosives Ordnance Disposal, is a science of vague assumptions. Based on debatable figures, derived from inconclusive experiments, performed by people of doubtful mental capability, with instruments of problematic accuracy.
This is the Unit Badge of the last remaining RAF Bomb Disposal Squadron. Number 5131(BD) Squadron is based at RAF Wittering in Lincolnshire and has survived since the RAF Bomb Disposal Organisation started in 1939 and below is a photo of the RAF Bomb Disposal Memorial at Eden Camp near Malton in Yorkshire.
Welcome to the site of the RAF Bomb Disposal Association.
The Royal Air Force has a dedicated bomb disposal squadron and has been undertaking EOD duties since 1939 when the first German bombs of the Second World War fell on Sullom Voe.
This site intends to inform and educate the visitor about how everything began and what the RAF is doing now in the varied locations that the service operates
This site is constantly updated and more information will be added when time permits but feel free to browse what is here and if you like what you read please leave a message on the Contact Us page or sign the Guestbook
The men whose story is told in this site do not wish to be called heroes. Some as you will find out are truly heroes whereas others just did a good job using the tools and equipment available at the time.
As time passed, and as better and more sophisticated kit and machinery was developed, the task became easier. The personal skills required during the early days must have included having nerves of steel and an incredible ability to concentrate under stress and in cruel weather.
We owe it to ourselves to remember these men because they were the pioneers of the trade and without their dedicated work and some tragic losses, the present task of EOD as it is now called would be a lot more difficult.
The Royal Air Force