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In a field in Wimbish, five miles from the quaint town of Saffron Walden, you will find 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).

This unit has no provisions for soldiers or families and with the boomerang effect for most Engineers i.e. every other posting you will be back there you try to avoid it as much as you possibly can.

The public transport is non existent with only five buses a day passing the gate (three into Saffron Walden and two out) - and ignore the timetable as they arrive and leave when they want. No two days will have buses at the same time!!

The nearest station is a few miles away and the local taxis will charge you in excess of £12 each way.

Children at secondary school are unable to participate in after school activities as they are unable to get home - unless you can drive and collect them yourself.

There is a supermarket in Saffron Walden but again unless you can drive, cadge a lift or pay extortionate taxi fares you can't use it.

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