EOD Unit Visit 1239 Squadron

1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron recently hosted a visit from the Metropolitan Police Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit at their Squadron Headquarters.

The EOD Unit presentation covered the actions and procedures of a first responder on the discovery of a suspicious item. The cadets had an opportunity to see the various items of detection equipment used by the EOD Unit, along with personal protection equipment; a bomb suit, body armour ballistic helmet and a robot.

Cadets of 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron with some of the Metropolitan
Police EOD Unit equipment and robot.

During the evening, the cadets had an opportunity to control the robot around the Squadron Headquarters and wear some of the personal protection equipment.

Flight Lieutenant Mark Richards, Officer Commanding 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron said "The evening was both interesting and informative, the cadets really enjoyed learning about the work of the EOD Unit and having a go at controlling the robot. Special thanks to Vaughan and Andrew for making the evening possible and giving such an interesting presentation".