Death of Maj-Gen Chris Thompson-BD & Survey

Major General Chris Thompson CB RE has died at the age of 74 on December 9th. General Thompson served as Bomb Disposal and Survey and was the highest ranking member of the REA BD Branch. His obituary appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 5th February:

I particularly liked this bit:

On another occasion he was responsible for a peace march at Aldermaston being re-routed while he defused a UXB at the roadside. Legend has it that he took his time over the job.
Rest in Peace Sir.
Sorry to hear the news. That bit you mentioned put a smile on my face also 8)

Sad to see another Sapper heading off to Sapper Valhalla...

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