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Fighting the Hidden Enemy: Frontline Bomb Disposal

Fighting the Hidden Enemy: Frontline Bomb Disposal

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  •  185 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR
Suitable for: Adults
Kim Hughes GC is the most highly decorated Bomb Disposal Expert in the Armed Forces.  Being the only recipient of the George Cross in the British Army for gallant acts carried... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

British Warrant Officer Kim Hughes, received the George Cross in 2010 for heroically defusing 120 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on one tour alone, including seven Taliban bombs with his bare hands in a single day!

During his deployment in Afghanistan he took his life in his hands to save the lives of his comrades, foregoing protective clothing and defusing bombs manually in what has been described as the ‘single most outstanding act of Explosive Ordnance Disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan’.

This talk will take you step by step through what it means to approach an explosive device alone, knowing your life and the life of your friends could end if you make a mistake.

Hughes’ selfless acts of bravery were recognized in his citation, read to an audience at Buckingham Palace.

George Cross Presentation.

Venue: The George IV, Chiswick

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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British Warrant Officer Kim Hughes, received the George Cross in 2010 for heroically defusing 120 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on one tour alone, including seven Taliban bombs with his bare hands in a single day! During his deployment in... Read More
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