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Or.......... "Right then Jenkins there's a thousand pound Jerry bomb ticking ominously in Mrs Perkins basement. Here's a stirrup pump, a tub of vaseline and a jam jar. Best of luck" Joking aside that's not far from what they actually used but more of that later. The Bomb Disposal Service caught my eye so I went for it. I then went down the rabbit hole of their equipment. I needed a beak from the mega build Dorchester so went for something really nice and quick. What could be better than a two spru Tilly. Really nice easy Tamya style. I wasn't going to do much fussy stuff. Well I did re do all the side cleats and loops for the canvas support. I wanted stuff in the back so didn't put the cover on. The big issue I had was with the black and red. I brushed it and cocked it up big style. Really thick and lumpy. Had to rub it down but still not good. WIP here: Note the brass Spade. Fascinating subject the BDS. They used brass and copper tools to prevent sparks. The Stevens Stopper, which is the box of tricks in the rear looks like this If you thought I was joking about young Jenkins then read the contents If you want more on the Stevens Stopper here's a brief explanation: http://www.rafbdassociation.com/wartime-equipment.html My absolute respect to the guys of the Bomb Disposal Service. Especially at the beginning of the war when they were effectively making it up as they went along! Thanks for watching A