• Simon Biggs

Royal Marines - Making Safe Mines and Bombs


They make safe enemy bombs and mines. 16 October 1944, Boulogne.

The RMS and BDO (Render Mines Safe and Bomb Disposal Officer) and his squad at their risky work

Royal Marines of the Bomb Disposal and Render Mines Safe Squad dealing with German G mines and parachute mines recovered from under dock walls in Boulogne. © IWM (A 26045)

Removing the Primer from a German G mine. (© IWM (A 26043)

The RMS and DSO Officer Lieut G S Brydon, RNVR, aged 29, of Cartoosh, Lankarshire, disconnecting a 60 day clock and battery from a German G mine.

IWM Collection


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