"Navy Diver to Counter IED Threat in Afghanistan"

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See also here on the MOD website: Navy diver to counter IED threat in Afghanistan.

This isn't the first time that RN Divers have conducted land-based EOD/IEDD ops in theatre. They were in Iraq too (link):

MOD website 14 May 08 said:
...The clean-up operation was launched by the Joint (UK) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group, a unit made up of EOD specialists from across the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force...

Lieutenant (RN) Jason White, Officer Commanding the Joint (UK) EOD Group, said of the operation: "By getting rid of six tonnes of unexploded ordnance we achieved two things. Firstly we’ve made the BaOC a much safer place and, secondly, we’ve far reduced the scale of the problem – making it easier for the Iraqi Army to deal with what remains."...
 

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