All rights reserved. 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 divers have to have a steady hand and nerves of steel to clear away explosives that miss the target at the Cape Wrath range in the north of Scotland. “Items of this size are relatively uncommon, however, the group are approaching 100 call-outs this year supporting civil authorities with all types of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, ranging from mines and torpedoes to hand grenades and improvised devices,” Shaw said. The Navy divers lowered the mine onto the seabed offshore Ettrick beach before triggering the device and sending a vast torrent of mud and water high into the air, all captured on video. Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media won’t tell you, North Korea flashpoint could be on the cards for US under Biden, SpaceX will land on Mars in two years, humans in four-to-six years, Musk says, Trouble in store: How highly paid, job-secure lockdown zealots have helped kill off the British high street. “On average, across the UK, Royal Navy Clearance Divers are tasked once a day for EOD assistance. The @RoyalNavy bomb disposal team from Northern Diving Group were in action today at #Ettrick Bay, Isle of #Bute, disposing of a German WW2 mine. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team The Explosives Ordance Division (EOD) were called to remove the items. Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media won’t tell you. Watch Royal Navy divers blow up the bomb the old-fashioned way. Northern Diving Group was presented with the Fleet Effectiveness Trophy in the category of best Fleet Diving Unit on Tuesday, April 12, when Rear Admiral John Weale, Flag Officer Scotland Northern Ireland, visited their unit at HM Naval Base Clyde. Read RT Privacy policy to find out more. “From the initial pictures we were able to easily identify the mine type and, importantly, determine that the explosive fill was intact and therefore presented a significant hazard. 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. Boom! A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "Around 12.10 pm on Monday, October 5 police were called after a number of unexploded military … The mine, packed with some 350kg of explosives, was found to be in pristine condition, with the only option to safely dispose of it being a controlled detonation at sea. In a socially distanced ceremony on September 2, Northern Diving Group bid farewell to outgoing Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Chris Stephenson, who has been in the post since … 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. The Royal Navy bomb disposal unit towed the world war 2 mine, which was found close to the Gourock shoreline, to safety before divers set an explosive charge to … The … 💥 pic.twitter.com/l7fOjFjTmP. A Royal Navy spokesman said: “I can confirm that a Royal Navy bomb disposal team from Northern Diving Group, based at HM Naval Base Clyde, are attending the scene in support of Police Scotland.” pic.twitter.com/l7fOjFjTmP — RN in Scotland (@RNinScotland) December 2, 2020 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. A controlled explosion will be carried out. 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. Police have cordoned off several streets in the Scottish city's east end. That equals a pretty Big Bang! It is believed to have been one of those fired at HMS … So you think a bitter Trump is behaving disgracefully over relinquishing the White House? The @RoyalNavy bomb disposal team from Northern Diving Group were in action today at #Ettrick Bay, Isle of #Bute, disposing of a German WW2 mine. The spokesman later added: “Following an earlier report of unexploded ordnance that was found near Dalmarnock Road, Glasgow, and dealt with by Royal Navy bomb disposal … Royal Navy bomb disposal expert made MBE Lieutenant Commander Sean 'Central' Heaton 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. Scottish fishermen were forced to call in Royal Navy divers after they hauled a 770lb German WWII mine in their nets on board their trawler near the … MORE STORIES; Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonate 770lb WWII mine after it was caught by startled fishermen off the Clyde. 15th October 2015. They declared the mine, which still contained around 350kg of explosives, to be in pristine condition and decided a controlled detonation at sea was the best solution.