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One of the most dangerous jobs going...

Greg James | 13:07 UK time, Wednesday, 12 December 2012

This is a seriously difficult and dangerous job.  The specialists who seek out and destroy IEDs (basically horrible stuff that explodes).  They are the EOD and Search Task Force.  And they're brilliant.

It requires great patience, care and skill to detect and destroy these nasty things and these people are true heroes.  They will clear the way for the ground troops to advance or cross a mined area for example.

They sometimes use these 'robots' in cases when it's just too dangerous to send humans any closer.  I had a go...

The team. Nice lunnnnnge:
Here's another talented team who look after Military Working Dogs.  Looooook cute dogggggies! (The attack dogs will rip your arms off)
While I'm here...A lot of people are asking me what our accommodation looks like.  Basic but I'm not too precious. Well...Maybe a bit.

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Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Your army outfit is too cute greg! Really admire what you're doing.
    And is that REALLY where you are sleeping??? Poor thing, bet you're freezing!! Hope you took a hot water bottle. Take care Greggles! Much Love, Emily xxx

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  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Greg hope you enjoy the sunshine. Here in UK is frosty. I wish I was there with to do some interpreting and cook you nice food as well, that's my job here. What you did today was very brave hope you have a great Christmas and a New Year. Thank you

  • Comment number 4.

    Hey my fella Sstg Belf from the Royal Engr is at camp B ! Can u please please send my love to him ? You may find him in the gym with his bromance Tony most of the time ! Big Ginger fella ! You won't miss him ! :-) just tell him I love him , the big softy :-) xx

 

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