Staff Sergeant Wilcock and Sergeant Hill from 21 Field Squadron, the British Army’s specialists in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search, Part of 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD) have completed their unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness training in Kenya.
Working alongside the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), around 3,500 children have been taught about UXO, and what they should do if they find any.
At the same time, working alongside the Kenya Defence Force and locally employed civilians, the British Army training ranges have been cleared of un-exploded ordinance to ensure the safety of troops and the local population.
The locally employed civilians were thanked for their help and awarded a certificate stating that they had completed the 2017 sweep during which they have been certified to identify unexploded ordnance and recognise any dangerous ammunition.
This isn’t the only training which BATUK have been involved in. On Tuesday, they ran a mental health first aid course at their Archer’s Post base.
Taking place during World Mental Health Day, the session focused on training the community to help those in need.