1st December 2014


REA-BD Branch Launches PTSD helpline 


In the autumn of 2014 whilst attending the Remembrance parade at the Cenotaph in London, The Branch learnt of the untimely death of a brother sapper. It’s always sad when a young life ends, but even sadder when you learn the person took their own life.


The suffering that PTSD causes is well documented but only truly appreciated by those it affects and those friends and Family who witness it’s corrosive grip. Now, there are agencies in the UK who are doing wonderful work with PTSD sufferers, but not every agency suits every sufferer. Some people are still unable to approach these companies for whatever reason, the result being they fall through the gaps and are lost.


This is why Sapper Support was formed. We want to be the organisation that catches those who fall.


Sappersupport Website - click here


This website runs in tandem with 0800 040 PTSD, a 24/7 helpline designed by a Sapper, staffed by Sappers….. For Sappers!


18th October 2014 





REA-BD Branch Calendar is launched - thanks to all our willing volunteers that gave up the day to be models - great effort. Please see our Fund Raising Page to order your copy -  click here for details



30th June 2014 


It is with great sadness to inform that Dougie Naismith passed away peacefully at home on Monday 30 June 2014. Dougie was a respective and active member of the Branch. He was an all round entertainer and last year after the Remembrance Parade in London at the Sherlock Holmes borrowed the roving Scottish Pipers pipes and give us a turn.


His funeral will take place week commencing the 21 July at Sittingbourne, Kent. Further details will be passed on as they are confirmed.

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends, from all at the BD Branch.


9th April 2014



It is great sadness that we write inform you of the death of Steve Marynuik who passed away last Saturday 5th April 2014. He will be known by many who served at EOD as the manager of the Ops Room for many years.The funeral will be held on 23rd April 2014 in London.

More details when to follow...

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends, from all at the BD Branch.


2nd April 2014



It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the death of Capt David Poll, who served with the 101 (City of London) Engr Regt (EOD) (V) and was a member of this Branch.

The funeral is planned to take place on: Monday 7th April, 14:30pm, at Eastbrookend Cemetary, Romford

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family



26th March 2014


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Llandudno hero soldier receives Mention in Despatches

A YOUNG soldier from Llandudno has been awarded a high military honour for his life-saving actions. 

 Sapper James McDermott was awarded a Mention in Despatches last week, after his quick thinking and bravery helped save the life of British and Afghan soldiers


Full Article - click here



21st March 2014


Bomb Disposal Officer Receives Queen's Gallantry Medal 


British Army  Captain Mike Kennedy risked his life to defuse a bomb that was within minutes of being detonated by Afghan insurgents. Now he is to be awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for 'exemplary acts of bravery".