Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operators are responsible for defusing improvised explosive devices (IED). Booby traps created to kill and maim indiscriminately.

The job is one of the most highly skilled and dangerous jobs in the Armed Forces. It requires intelligence, fit and courage, as the soldiers in this job can be routinely placed in complex and dangerous situations. EOD operates are some of the most highly decorated soldiers of the British Army.

Sgt James Slade is one of those soldiers. Here he talks about what it’s like, as you approach something designed to destroy life, to remove it from the Battlefield. Those who make that approach call it, ‘the long walk.’

Filmed by the Herrick 18 Combat Camera Team, on location in Helmand Afghanistan, during the summer of 2013.

Equipment :

Cameras: Nikon D4
GoPro Hero2

Lens: 24-70mm

Sound: Sennheiser Remote Microphone.
Rode Top Microphone

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