RAF bomb disposal team to be disbanded
The RAF’s only bomb disposal squadron, formed 75 years ago to deal with unexploded German bombs, is to be disbanded, with the Army taking over its duties. A spokesman for RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire, where 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron is based, said there will be “no change to public safety” and no redundancies as a result. The squadron will be phased out by April 2020. The squadron was formed in 1943 and by 1945 had made safe 176,000 weapons.