BATUK teach Umoji Primary School pupils about the dangers of UXO

BATUK raising awareness of the dangers of Unexploded Ordinance. Photo: Facebook/OfficialBATUK

The 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment have continued their work with the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), to raise awareness about the dangers of un-exploded ordinance (UXO).

During a visit to Umoji Muehlbauer Academy Primary School, working in partnership with the Kenya Defence Forces, they have completed some vitally important work educating the children about UXO, and what they should do if they find they find any.

The Umoji Muehlbauer Academy Primary School pupils learn about the dangers of UXO. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The 101 Engineer Regiment, also known as the Black Cats, have a strong operational pedigree. During the Second World War, they provided Royal Engineer Bomb Disposal teams to neutralise the threat of German bombs.

More recently, the Regiment has routinely supported operations in Afghanistan, dealing with the pernicious improvised explosive device (IED).

Working with local school pupils is part of BATUKs programme to educate the populations that live near Kenya Defence Forces and British Army ranges.

At the same time the ranges are being cleared of un-exploded ordinance to ensure the safety of the troops and the local population.

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