Eulogies to Sapper Dave Watson
Sapper David Watson's family made this statement:
1st Airborne Troop forms part of 49 Field Squadron (EOD), a sub unit of 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD).
Formed in 1973, 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) took over responsibility for UK Explosive Ordnance Disposal and is now one of two specialist Explosive Ordnance Disposal and specialist Advanced Search Regiments for the Corps of Royal Engineers. As such the Regiment is heavily committed to enduring operations in Afghanistan where it's primary role is the finding and clearing of IEDs.
The Regiment contains both regular and Territorial Army components.
The Regiment also maintains a significant commitment to UK Military Aid to the Civil Power (UK MACP) and has the responsibility for Explosive Ordnance Clearance (EOC) both in the UK via the EOC Group and overseas.
The Regiment is comprised of the following Sub-units:
49 Field Squadron (EOD)
58 Field Squadron (EOD)
61 Field Squadron (EOD)
217 Field Squadron (EOD)(V)
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