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101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment
(Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Regimental Association

49 Fld Sqdn (EOD) Disbandment Parade


25th July 2013

On Thursday 25th July 2013, 49 Fld Sqdn (EOD) lowered it's flag for the last time in it's current incarnation at a specially held disbandment parade at Carver Barracks, Wimbish.

49 members of 49 Squadron were on Parade, along with former members of the Squadron and representatives from the REA Bomb Disposal Branch, and the RE Band.

During the inspection, the history of the Squadron was read out over the public address system, which dates from 1869. Following the Parade, a curry lunch reception was held in the Red Wing OR's mess building.

In the evening a BBQ and live entertainment was put on outside the Red Wing building. The Lord Lieutenant of Essex took the salute, representing HM Queen.