RAF / UXB - RAF bomb disposal squads in World War II

Bomb Disposal
ISBN 1-873203-36-5
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A collection of stories contributed by former RAF Bomb Disposal (BD) personnel highlighting their activities during WW2

Illustrated with a large number of archive photographs, this collection of stories contains a wealth of authentic detail that will be of great value to historians and researchers wanting to learn more about the hazardous procedures of bomb disposal during the Second World War adopted by the men of the specialised Royal Air Force bomb disposal (BD) units tasked with the job of making safe all manner of enemy and home-grown explosive devices.

During World War II, the Royal Air Force had its own bomb disposal squads (similar to the better-known Army BD squads). These RAF bomb disposal squads had a dangerous job that few would envy.

This collection of first-hand accounts gathered from RAF Bomb Disposal veterans gives an insight into their activities, which included rendering safe all manner of explosive devices, often in very challenging conditions.

Without their invaluable efforts in clearing enemy bombs from RAF airfields during the Battle of Britain, the Hurricanes and Spitfires of Fighter Command would have been unable to fly. They were also involved in the hazardous work of retrieving bombs from Allied aircraft that had crashed in the UK and later, after the D-Day invasion, they had to deal with the deadly booby traps left behind by retreating German forces as well as defuzing the thousands of unexploded Allied bombs dropped on foreign soil.

Despite the modesty with which they tell their remarkable stories, the bravery and endurance exhibited by this hardy band of unsung heroes is both humbling and inspiring.

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