UXB Volume II follows on from the success of Woodfield's RAF/UXB (the first book ever published to record specifically the exploits of the Royal Air Force’s own Bomb Disposal Squads).
This second volume contains contributions from a variety of BD experts, who tell of their scariest and funniest moments in the pursuit of their unusual trade.
This time they are joined by contributions from further afield:
- two American BD men who served in the UK and overseas during WW2 alongside the RAF;
- the unusual tale of a Merchant Navy Crew who had to form their own impromptu bomb disposal squad whilst serving on ‘the Murmansk run’ in WW2;
- a detailed description of anti-terrorist bomb disposal activities in Cyprus in 1974;
- more recent tales from a BD veteran of the Gulf War;
- plus many more descriptions of the lucky escapes, unusual occurrences and nasty surprises that are all part of bomb disposal work.
There is also a roll of honour, listing all known RAF Bomb Disposal personnel killed or wounded in the line of duty.