Videos tagged with BOMB DISPOSAL

HEADING TO THE FALKLANDS WAR Bomb disposal team

HEADING TO THE FALKLANDS WAR Bomb disposal team

Bomb disposal Sergeant Major John Phillips had already dealt with defusing hundreds of unexploded bombs until he was tasked to head out to the Falklands on HMS Canberra with his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott. He talks about the equipment he needed to take with them (2 tons of it!) and how scarily no one really knew what they were heading into...

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 1 Falklands War

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 1 Falklands War

On May 23rd 1982, having diffused a bomb dropped by the Argentinians onto HMS Argonaut, Warrant Officer John Phillips who was Sergeant Major in bomb disposal during the Falklands War, and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were called to HMS Antelope. Two 1,100 pound (500 kg) bombs had struck the ship on the starboard side, killing one crewman, Steward Mark R. Stephens. Here John Phillips talks through the numerous attempts to defuse the bombs. But on the fourth attempt one of the bombs exploded....

THE BRITISH INVASION OF IRAQ 1991

THE BRITISH INVASION OF IRAQ 1991

Lt Col Tony Troulan was sent into Kuwait to recce the possible retreat routes for the Iraqi army. He went through minefields, was taken prisoner, blew up enemy tanks, and prevented American soldiers from harming POWs. This is part of his story.

THE IRAQ WAR

THE IRAQ WAR

former head of the Army Bomb Squad Tony Troulan talks of crossing swords with Tony Blair over the death of two of his men. The casualties occured just 72 hours into the start of the Iraq war, and Troulan's life was made much more difficult when he heard that Tony Blair had announced that the 2 men had been "executed"