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1st October 2021. · 
A FINAL FAREWELL was said at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire today as former members of No 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron held a formal disbandment parade.
Today’s ceremony was also the formal dedication of a new memorial to the Squadron, which has been installed inside the Station’s Chater Road Gate. The installation features, among other items, an iconic armoured personnel carrier used by the Squadron in previous years.
No 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron was actually disbanded during the lockdown at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, as the RAF’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) capability transferred to the Army. Restrictions at the time, however, made a full military parade impossible, and so the decision was made to wait for a more appropriate opportunity.

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RAF BD ASSOCIATION & KEBAA REUNION 2022

The Annual Reunion for 2022 will be held at The Kenwood Hall Hotel and Spa Sheffield S7 1NQ from Friday 21st to Monday 24th October 2022.



The wekend package includes:

  • HALF BOARD EN-SUITE ACCOMMODATION
  • FLAT SCREEN TV, WI-FI, TOILETRIES, TEA AND COFFEE FACILITIES
  • WINE RECEPTION, GALA DINNER WITH PORT FOR THE TOASTS
  • 1 NIGHT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT             FREE ONSITE CAR PARKING
  • SATURDAY COACH TRIP TO THE PEAK DISTRICT WITH LOCAL GUIDE
  • SUNDAY COACH TRIP TO MATLOCK BATH

10% OFF Bar Prices for the whole weekend


3 Night Package £275pp

2 Night Package £199pp

The Saturday Coach Trip is included in the price.

The Sunday Coach Trip is included for the 3 Night Package.


If you wish to attend the 2022 Reunion and Dinner, it is requested that bookings be made direct with Isle of Wight Tours ONLY!

 

Bookings cannot be made through this website.  Thank you.


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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021


It has become the the custom over the years that the RAF BD Association has been active that we lay a wreath and poppy crosses at the RAFBD Memorial at Eden Camp near Malton in Yorkshire.  We do this on the 11th of November at 11am. With the loss of Fred Knox who would normally have conducted the Remembrance Service, the short Service will be conducted by the Chairman of the Association Mr Paul Steele.  Nick Hill, the Eden Camp Manager will speak at the Service about the RAFBD Memorial and the input that Fred Knox had in placing it at Eden Camp.  The date this year is Thursday 11 November 2021.  Unfortunately, the Camp is not open to the general public due to refurbishments and extensive building works and only organised events will be taking place until the museum reopens its doors in February.   There will be some pictures published on this page of the Remembrance Service after 11th November.

Thank you to our RAF Photographers Cpl Galloway and SAC Waterson for the above images.




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It is with great sadness that the RAF Bomb Disposal Association has to report that our President Mr Thomas Frederick Knox (Fred) passed away after a long illness.  Fred passed away in the early hours of 10 September 2021 and his funeral was held on 23 September 2021 at the church of St Mary The Virgin at High Hesket near Carlisle.  Fred was cremated at Dalston Crematorium.  Fred is survived by his three daughters.