Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search School

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Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search School
Active 1970 - Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Training
Role Training for handling explosive ordnance
Garrison/HQ Kineton, Warwickshire

The Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search School is the main training school for Ammunition Technicians and Ammunition Technical Officers in the British Army and is split between MoD Kineton near Kineton, Warwickshire, England and Lodge Hill, Chatham.

History[edit]

A Base Ammunition Depot was built at Kineton in 1942.[1] The Army School of Ammunition was established at Kineton around 1970.[1] It was renamed the Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search School (DEMSS) in 2009 and was split between Lodge Hill, Chatham (DEMSS South) and Kineton (DEMSS North).[2] DEMSS North had facilities at Kineton and Bicester.[3]

Training[edit]

The school teaches students conventional land munitions, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD).[3] DEMSS South specialises in conventional land munitions disposal whereas DEMSS North has expertise in IEDD.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nuneaton and Kineton" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. p. 65. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Armed Forces: Training". Hansard. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search School (DEMSS)". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 

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