UXB Volume 2

ISBN 1-873203-76-4
RAF bomb disposal
  • A tribute to the work of bomb disposal experts
  • WW2 and postwar
  • includes contributions from USA BD veterans
  • another real eye-opener to the uninitiated

Jim Jenkinson (ed)


Our second book saluting the hazardous work of RAF Bomb Disposal crews

UXB Volume II follows on from the success of Woodfield's RAF/UXB (the first book ever published to record specifically the exploits of the Royal Air Force’s own Bomb Disposal Squads).

This second volume contains contributions from a variety of Royal Air Force BD experts, who tell of their scariest and funniest moments in the pursuit of their unusual trade.

This time they are joined by contributions from further afield: 

  • two American BD men who served in the UK and overseas during WW2 alongside the RAF;
  • the unusual tale of a Merchant Navy Crew who had to form their own impromptu bomb disposal squad whilst serving on ‘the Murmansk run’ in WW2;
  • a detailed description of anti-terrorist bomb disposal activities in Cyprus in 1974;
  • more recent tales from a BD veteran of the Gulf War;
  • plus many more descriptions of the lucky escapes, unusual occurrences and nasty surprises that are all part of bomb disposal work.

There is also a roll of honour, listing all known RAF Bomb Disposal personnel killed or wounded in the line of duty.