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Pictured are home-made explosives packed in oil drums after having been dragged out of a culvert under a road. A soldier in a bomb suit kneels next to them.
Home-made explosives being dealt with by an EOD Operator from 321 EOD, in 1984.

321 EOD & Search Squadron 11 EOD Regiment RLC is a unit of the British Army responsible for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search duties in Northern Ireland.

The unit was previously titled 321 EOD Unit, then 321 EOD Company RAOC Royal Army Ordnance Corps and was re-badged as a unit of the Royal Logistic Corps in April 1993, now part of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Regiment RLC.[1] With its Headquarters at Aldergrove Flying Station near Antrim, the unit covers the entire province of Northern Ireland. The unit is honoured at the Palace Barracks memorial garden[2] and today remains the most decorated unit in the British Army.[3] 321 is a well equipped unit and has been at the forefront of developing new equipment.[4]

DetachmentsEdit

Whilst Operation Banner was running, 321 EOD had detachments at the following locations

As at Oct 2015, the Sqn is based at Aldergrove and Palace Barracks in Belfast

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment at MOD website
  2. ^ Palace Barracks memorial garden Archived July 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Battling the bombers: Paying the price". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2006-10-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ 11 EOD Equipment (MOD Website) Archived October 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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