The Group was formed on May 8th 2004 as a non combatant group, to portray the lesser known story on the home front of the Bomb Disposal Companies of the Royal Engineers, operating in the UK between 1939 – 45.
The unknown quantity of these UXBs were crippling the nation: People were too frightened to return to their homes & factories central to the war effort, and key roads and railways were closed for fear of the damage that an explosion could cause.
Armed with the most basic equipment & little information, the Newly formed Royal Engineer sections were sent out to extinguish the threats of UXBs. In some cases, these UXBs were to be defused ‘regardless of loss of life to bomb disposal personnel.
We are based in the south of England in Hampshire, The group was founded by the late Capt. Mike Authers. The group provides static displays of ordnance with an Interactive course for children, also set piece scenarios & demonstrations , such as defusing UXBs, Butterfly bomb disposal, And how firebombs were dealt with.
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It Is with Great sadness
I have to report that
Capt Mike Authers
on April 13th 2016
Mike will be very much
missed by his Wife and the 25th BD Co RE LHG team.
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