Documentary following three retired bomb disposal officers as they recount their experiences in Northern Ireland during the IRA bombing campaign of the early 70’s. It was at this time the bomb disposal officer as we know it was born. As the documentary shows they were not trained for this type of work, they had to learn fast!!
One of the participants, Major Paul Wharton (retired) has written a book about his experiences which is available from Amazon and titled First Light. If you enjoy the documentary then you will certainly enjoy his book.
Lance Corporal Robert Shirtliff, a dog handler with 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, tells us about his Arms and Explosives Search Dog Ranger the Yellow Labrador, and shows us how he trains Ranger to detect a variety of arms and explosives. His reward for making a find is his Kong toy.
An old school documentary from 1974, about bomb disposal (EOD) teams, their training, and the problems of maintaining a family life in one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. It follows 3 Ammunition Technical Officers (ATOs) in the British Army in the cold war era.