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Bomb Disposal / EOD

These elite and highly trained military personnel detect and dispose of explosive threats, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), land mines and WMDs. The job of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), more commonly known as bomb disposal, requires nerves of steel and great technical ability.

EOD specialists may deploy with British troops on operations aboard or operate at home in the U.K. via Military Aid to Civilian Power (MACP) provisions.

EOD Units include:

Fleet Diving Units

Royal Navy Mine Clearance Divers who support United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) and 3 Commando Brigade

more info: Fleet Diving Units

Army EOD

Royal Engineers and Royal Logistic Corps Ammunition Technicians, including units providing support to UKSF, Police tactical units, 16 Air Assault Brigade and 3 Commando Brigade

more info: Army EOD

EOD Bomb Disposal
Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer wears protective equipment while examining a suspect device during a demonstration.
image by Chris Fletcher  | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2001
Used under Open Government Licence
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