BMMHS Evening Meeting: Bomb Disposal
Speaker: Ian Jones
Wednesday 11th May 2022; 7:30pm
BMMHS Meeting Venue
Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote, RG8 0QY
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Ian Jones will give us a fascinating presentation on his life and work in bomb disposal.
Ian has spent 40 years involved with bomb disposal operations. His first Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tour of duty was as a corporal in Northern Ireland in 1974. He then gained a commission, returned to the Province in 1982 and, as a captain, was responsible for all bomb disposal operations in Belfast. In 1992, as a major, he was Officer Commanding 321 Company RAOC, responsible for all bomb disposal operations in the whole Province. This was followed by a year in an intelligence post gathering information on Improvised Explosive Devices worldwide. He left the Army in 1994 and joined the Anti-terrorist Branch of the Metropolitan Police where, working shifts, he served as an Explosives Officer dealing with all incidents involving explosives in London. He answered over 2,000 calls for assistance in the following 18 years before retiring after the Olympics. His talk will take a mainly light-hearted look at some of the incidents he attended.
About the speaker - Ian Jones
Ian Jones’s career in bomb disposal spanned thirty-five years. As a major in the British Army he served as CO for all bomb disposal personnel in Northern Ireland. After retirement, Ian served as an Explosives Officer for the Metropolitan Police. Ian was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1993.
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