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    Default Bomb Demolition Squad x Bomb Disposal Squad

    Hi all,

    in RAF Station Cranwell ORB is mentioned that unexploded bombs were removed by Bomb Demolition Squad from Digby.

    But my search shows it was probably Bomb Disposal Squad, resp. No. 14 Bomb Disposal Squad based in Digby from half of 1941?

    1. What is the correct name of unit removing unexploded bombs?
    2. Anyone can confirm it might be No. 14 BDS in Digby in March 1941?

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Thank you Pete for confirmation.

    Pavel
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    I believe at that time, they were bomb disposal squads made up of Armourers. Later it was reorganised and blokes were specifically trained as bomb disposal operatives, recognised by a new sleeve badge in 1943.

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    There were Bomb Disposal Squadrons (numbered in the 5000 series) made up of Bomb Disposal Flighs (numbered in the 6000 series)

    Check up this website for more details: -

    http://www.rafbdhistory.co.uk/new_page_3.htm

    Malcolm

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