Out of harmful things, harmless things
- The RAF's only Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron and Defence's lead unit for dealing with air dropped weapons.
- Works closely with the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Police.
- Formed in 1943 to deal with unexploded Luftwaffe bombs.
- Renders the harmful, harmless all over the UK with teams on standby year round.
1943 - Formed to defuse German bombs, by 1945 RAF Bomb Disposal had made safe 176,000 weapons.
1982 - Took part in the Falklands War, with a specialist sleeping next to an unexploded bomb in a field hospital to reassure patients that it was safe enough for him to defuse the next day.
1991 - Was one of the first units over the Iraq border during Operation Granby.