Commando Troop EOD, RE

After the Falklands War an expansion began in Royal Engineers Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). In 1985 RE EOD teams were established to provide integral support for both 5 Airborne Brigade and 3 Commando Brigade RM.
1 and 2 Troops of 49 EOD Sqn. were detached into a separate Explosive Ordnance Clearance (EOC) group, directly under 33 Engineer Regiment and two new Troops formed within 49 EOD Squadron: 1 (Para) Troop and 2 (Commando) Troop.
Currently the Commando Troop of 821 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron, RE, consists of four EOD and Search teams aligned to the Lead Commando Group. 

A short history on Royal Engineer Bomb Dispoal by Lt. Col. E E Wakeling ERD, amended and extended by Lt. Col. R I M MacArthur [more......].

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