RAF bomb dis­posal team to be dis­banded

Western Morning News (Saturday) - - Uk And World News -

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.

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