Explosive ordnance disposal charities hold fund-raising gala

Felix Fund and EOD Warrior Foundation will join forces to host a gala, which will raise money for explosive ordnance disposal personnel in the UK and US.

In the heat of World War II and during the blitzkrieg on London, German airplanes dropped bombs that often did not explode. A very brave group of men was formed to disarm these devices and protect the people and property of the United Kingdom. As Winston Churchill noted in 1941, “The rapid disposal of unexploded bombs is of the highest importance. The work of the Bomb Disposal Squads must be facilitated by the provision of every kind of up-to-date equipment.”

After many hard lessons learned in blood, British bomb disposal operatives hosted American officers to teach them the trade of both bomb and underwater sea mine disposal.

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Source: Government Europa