The Luftwaffe SD50

Asleep since the war: unexploded bombs

The bomb disposal team was called to a building site this month in Kent, where a German WWII bomb was exploded on site.

The team building the Hesco Bastions and filling them with sand
Corporal Steven Sharp, 29 Group Support Unit

Did you know?

  • The bomb team includes sniffer dogs and have their own veterinary corps.
  • The shortest reaction time is 10 minutes from getting the call to being out of the door.
  • The team used to be tri-service, but is now only Army and Navy.

Read more on the UK Armed Forces’ support to the government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak here:

Find out where the UK Armed Forces are deployed here:

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