Footage was filmed in … A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. These included sea mines, torpedoes, hand grenades, mortars and bombs dropped by aircraft, as well as present-day improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He added: “This decoration is as much a recognition of the brave, dedicated and immensely professional men and women that were under my command during my time in Southern Diving Group.”. Following a six-day operation with 216 man hours and 20 dives they safely removed the device from the wreck and then the eight Navy divers (Southern Diving Unit 2) towed it to the MOD ranges at Shoeburyness where they laid a 2kg charge and ....blast off! 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Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive… The team from Southern Diving Unit 1, HMNB Devonport was called to a report of an unknown object exposed by the unusually low tide a few hundred metres off Middle Hope Beach, north of Weston-super-Mare. Royal Navy bomb disposal team search house after man sets himself alight. A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Bomb disposal is an explosives engineering profession using the process by which hazardous explosive devices are rendered safe. The discovery of the bomb … Bomb disposal experts are preparing to detonate a World War II parachute mine found in a river near Falmouth. 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Its discovery led to the cancellation of all flights to and from the airport, evacuation of more than 100 homes and closure of the Channel Tunnel and other public services. Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. His citation says: “He relentlessly delivered very high-tempo operations, above and beyond that expected of his rank and his peers, with an admirable dedication to his people. The mine was apparently laid by a German submarine off the island of … Under Lieutenant Commander Sean “Central” Heaton’s leadership, specialist divers from Portsmouth and Plymouth-based bomb disposal units have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive items. By Ben Fishwick. Royal Navy divers have taken part in a multi-national bomb disposal exercise off the West coast of Canada. Made up of around 40 highly skilled Royal Navy Mine Clearance Divers, Southern Diving Group’s primary role is to keep UK waters free from unexploded wartime ordnance. Royal Navy Bomb Disposal experts have successfully made safe a piece of World War 2 ordnance on the southern shore of the Bristol Channel. Thursday, 12th March 2020, 11:00 am. The object may have been undisturbed on the seabed for more than 70 years." Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The Clearance Diving Branch is the specialist diving unit of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) whose versatile role covers all spheres of military diving, and includes explosive ordnance disposal and maritime counter-terrorism. Lt Cmdr Heaton said he is honoured to have been singled out. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Royal Navy bomb disposal teams rushed into action offshore western Scotland after the crew of a fishing trawler reported a rather unexpected, and unwelcome, ‘catch’ in the form of a Nazi-era sea mine. Royal Navy specialist who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb identified at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours checklist. A Royal Navy spokesman said yesterday: "We can confirm that Royal Navy bomb disposal experts from HM Naval Base Clyde’s Northern Diving Group are on … The discovery of the bomb in 2018 led to the cancellation of all flights to and from the London City airport, evacuation of more than 100 homes and closure of the Channel Tunnel and other public services. THE ROYAL Navy’s bomb disposal experts based at HM Naval Base Clyde, sprang into action yesterday after a fishing boat trawled up a suspected mine off Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonated a wartime mine trawled up in the Firth of Clyde. Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive… Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive… His expertise was also called upon when the Thai government requested help from the UK, after a cluster of seven 1,000lb Second World War bombs were discovered in the Mae Klong River in Ratchaburi province after nearly 80 years. Saved by Grey Funnel Line (GFL) 10. The group from Northern Diving Group, based at Faslane, entered into activity after the war time tool– laid by a German submarine off the island of Ailsa Craig– was recuperated. Divers from Historic England found the bomb and called in the Royal Navy experts. The team of explosive ordnance disposal experts from Northern Diving Group (NDG) were called after the Maritime and Coastguard Agency was alerted to the situation around 11.20am on December 1. The mine was apparently laid by a German submarine off the island of … A Royal Navy spokesman said: “We can confirm that Royal Navy bomb disposal experts from HM Naval Base Clyde’s Northern Diving Group are on their way to … The discovery of the bomb in 2018 led to the cancellation of all flights to and from the London City airport, evacuation of more than 100 homes and closure of the Channel Tunnel and other public services. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonate 770lb WWII mine after it was caught by startled fishermen off the Clyde. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a German 500lb bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour. Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Royal Navy bomb disposal squad arrived a couple of days ago. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts are this morning dealing with an unexploded Second World War device found in the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive… This is the dramatic moment Royal Navybomb disposal experts from the Northern Diving Group removed a German WW2 mine. Royal Naval Divers in Plymouth have taken delivery of a sophisticated new remote-controlled bomb disposal vehicle called Cutlass. A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Portsmouth based bomb disposal divers have destroyed a 987kg German air dropped mine found in a 17th century shipwreck near Southend. A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of an unexploded WWII mine found by a Marine Scotland research boat in the Firth of Clyde.. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have taken part in a 10-day NATO exercise in Iceland. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonate 770lb WWII Darren Boyle for MailOnline. Divers from Historic England found the bomb and called in the Royal Navy experts. These included sea mines, torpedoes, hand grenades, mortars and bombs dropped by aircraft, as well as present-day improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Exercise Ardent Defender saw bomb disposal teams from six … Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive items. His citation says: “He relentlessly delivered very high-tempo operations, above and beyond that expected of his rank and his peers, with an admirable dedication to his people. Aldeburgh Coastguard Rescue Team said its discovery at Sizewell, Suffolk, on Sunday prompted a joint operation with a Royal Navy bomb disposal team. Families of dive boat fire victims react as captain charged with manslaughter over 34 deaths. Bomb disposal is an explosives engineering profession using the process by which hazardous explosive devices are rendered safe. The Branch has evolved from traditional maritime diving, and explosive ordnance disposal, to include a special operations focus. “His devotion, commitment and professional ability has been extraordinary, and he most strongly deserves official recognition.”, This decoration is as much a recognition of the brave, dedicated and immensely professional men and women that were under my command during my time in Southern Diving GroupLieutenant Commander Sean 'Central' Heaton. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of an unexploded WWII mine found by a Marine Scotland research boat in … Originally from Wigan, Lt Cmdr Heaton has more than 30 years’ service under his belt. The Southern Diving Group (SDG) (comprising Plymouth-based Southern Diving Unit 1 and Portsmouth–based Southern Diving Unit 2 demonstrated the six-wheeled Cutlass to the new head of Royal Naval Mine Warfare and Diving Captain Phil Milburn when he […] After a rendezvous with the vessel to the north east of the Isle of Arran, seven non-essential personnel were transferred to the lifeboat. He added: “This decoration is as much a recognition of the brave, dedicated and immensely professional men and women that were under my command during my time in Southern Diving Group.”. “His devotion, commitment and professional ability has been extraordinary, and he most strongly deserves official recognition.”. A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. By Tom Cotterill Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 10:59 am The team from Northern Diving Group, based at Faslane, sprang into action after the wartime device – laid by a German submarine off the island of Ailsa Craig – was recovered. Royal Navy bomb disposal specialists lately detonated a huge WWII-era mine trawled up by anglers in the Firth of Clyde. The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team from Portsmouth has been called in to examine a suspected piece of ordnance on the beach at Seaview this morning … A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts detonated a mine from World War II, trawled up by fishermen in the Firth of Clyde. 1 hour ago. The disruption would have been far greater but for the actions of him and his team, working side by side with numerous civilian authorities and agencies over a three-day operation. Lt Cmdr Heaton said he is honoured to have been singled out. At around 9.30am on Wednesday, HM Coastguard Operations Centre at Falmouth received an emergency call from diver Mark Milburn after he discovered what he thought was a mine. The Belfast Telegraph is a member of IPSO and subscribes to its Editors' Code of Practice Local media reported that the guest found the device on a … The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team from Portsmouth has been called in to examine a suspected piece of ordnance on the beach at Seaview this morning (Thursday). Under Lt Cmdr Heaton’s leadership, specialist divers from Portsmouth and Plymouth-based bomb disposal units have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive items. Seven crew members had to … 22 February 2017. London City Airport closed and all flights cancelled after WWII bomb is found, Tick the box to be informed about Evening Standard offers and updates by email. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts recently detonated a large WWII-era mine trawled up by fishermen in the Firth of Clyde. Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive… Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive items. The WWII device was found at 5am this morning by a barge dredging the harbour ahead of the arrival next spring of HMS Queen Elizabeth – the Royal Navy’s new 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier. A team from the newly-formed Expeditionary Diving Group joined more than 60 experts for the alliance's Northern Challenge exercise at Keflavik, dealing with more than 300 explosives. Thursday, 31 December 2020 | 4.3°C Belfast, Menu Royal Navy specialist who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb identified at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours checklist. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was called to the Whitecliff Bay centre in Bembridge following the discovery on Thursday night. Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a German 500lb bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour. 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Under Lieutenant Commander Sean ‘Central’ Heaton’s leadership, divers have rendered safe or disposed of nearly 16,000 potentially explosive… The team from Northern Diving … The team from Northern Diving Group, based at Faslane, sprang into action after the wartime device – laid by a German submarine off the island of … This is the dramatic moment Royal Navy bomb disposal experts from the Northern Diving Group removed a German WW2 mine. The discovery of the bomb … A Royal Navy expert who oversaw the safe disposal of a 500lb Luftwaffe bomb found at London’s King George V Docks has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Royal Navy bomb disposal teams rushed into action offshore western Scotland after the crew of a fishing trawler reported a rather unexpected, and unwelcome, ‘catch’ in the form of a Nazi-era sea mine. Jan 13, 2014 - Pinzgauer 6x6 Royal Navy Bomb disposal unit seen at Eastbourne 11.07.2009 ... "Divers from the Royal Navy safely detonated the United States Mk 54 depth at 12:05pm, which was found near the QE2 marina last week. Royal Navy’s bomb disposal experts detonated a mine from World War II, trawled up by fishermen in the Firth of Clyde. The Royal Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were deployed to Maenporth Beach to investigate reports of a suspected parachute mine 800 metres offshore. His expertise was called upon again when the Thai government requested help from the UK, after a cluster of seven 1,000lb Second World War bombs were discovered in the Mae Klong River in Ratchaburi province after nearly 80 years. It is believed to have been one of those fired at HMS Royal Oak by a German U-boat in 1939 . But the disruption would have been far greater but for the actions of  Lieutenant Commander Sean “Central” Heaton and his team, working side by side with numerous civilian authorities and agencies over a three-day operation. 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