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Well, the extreme SW anyway (Cornwall etc), but as Casualty / Holby City is meant to be set in the fictional equivalent of Bristol, the nearest EOD teams are in Tidworth and Ashchurch and are RLC teams rather than Navy.
The wife was watching it - I just happened to be in the room....
Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it DB.
As for double coronation street or East Enders as was suggested later - that would interfere with the rather worse German soaps my DCOS insists are on. I tend not to be in the room when they're on though. Now if I could get her hooked on Hollyoaks...
No offence intended. You're right of course but I was using the term generically for the sake of this forum. For EOD and IEDD purposes, the RN's equivalent of the ATO is the MCDO (Minewarfare & Clearance Diving Officer) but not many in the RLC would know what that meant. MCDOs (and Clearance Diver senior rates) undertake JS EOD and IEDD training during their year-long qualification. As an ex-MCD myself, I was trained at DEODS, Chattenden in RAOC days and received my 'Honourable Disposaleer Certificate' at the end. I also underwent IEDD re-licensing while serving in appropriate billets.
For recent news of RN EOD activities, take a look at the 'Latest News' page and 'News Archives' of the MCDOA website. [Whisper]We even have an afiliation with the RE BDOs' Assn.[/Whisper].