I am an Associate Member of the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal branch, and an Associate Member of the Bomb Disposal
Officers Club. I am also an Honorary Member of The Royal Air Force Bomb Disposal Association and a Custodian of Bomb
Disposal exhibits at Brenzett Aeronautical Museum.
I have been very fortunate over the past 30 years to have met many people, and have forged a good friendships with, amongst others:
* Colonel Stuart Archer after obtaining the first Zus40 anti-withdrawl fuze.
* Lt Col Eric Wakeling, who dealt with SD2 butterfly bombs in Grimsby in 1943 and who was an expert on these bombs.
* Major Stephen Hambrook MBE, who dealt with a bomb by hand, as he felt there was no other option as blowing up the bomb would have destroyed Stanley Airfield.
* Captain Harry Beckingham, who was part of Task force 135 and helped clear up the Channel Island of Guernsey after 5 years of German Occupation in 1945.
* Captain John Hannaford, one of the last surviving Bomb Disposal Officers of WW2.
* Major Arthur Hogben, a retired Bomb Disposal Officer, who won his QGM dealing with a bomb in London , Arthur has been a great source of information, not just to me, but to all who have had the pleasure of meeting him. His book, Designed to Kill, is still the finest book written on the history of bomb disposal.
* Captain Sandy Sanderson, MBE, who I met some 20 years ago when he was First Assistant at EODTIC Lodge Hill, and who later became Custodian. Sandy was a great character and had an immense wealth of knowledge on all things bomb-wise. Sadly, Sandy died in 2018.