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Possibly the only site dedicated to bomb and mine fuzes
Listen to Major Stephen Hambrook commentary as he deals with a UXB on Stanley airfield in 1983 click on MP3 player on my Falklands page.
A Sectioned German SD50 Kg bomb with Sectioned (25) fuze
My Name is Stephen Venus, I am a collector of German Bomb fuzes and an
historian on Bomb disposal history, Some of you may have seen my
reviews (Fuzeman) on eBay " A layman's guide to Fuzes " and " Fuzes
and their uses and recently ,How to spot fake Crabtree dischargers
I,ve supplied Fuzes and advice to both the BBC and to
Channel 4 television and currently advising several authors with
Some of the collection has been seen on Channel 4,s Blitz
Street and on Foyles war. And Call the Midwife Xmas special.
Recently i was asked to supply information on WW2 ordnance to the
I also have supplied training aids to the services and training organisations both in the uk and abroad.
Appeared on the BBC ONE SHOW about the St Pauls bomb of September 1940 and supplied fuzes for filming.
26 th June 2016
It is with regret that the last remaining wartime bomb disposal officer Lt John Paul late of 18 BD Coy has died.
Always interested in buying single fuzes or complete collections also
interested in swops and exchanges.
please contact me.
Those that have dealt with me know that I am honest,reliable and
very passionate about my hobby , I have collected and specialized in
this field for almost 30 years.
I,m a associate member of the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal branch.
and Associate member of the Bomb Disposal officers club.
Honorary member of The Royal Air force Bomb Disposal Association.
Custodian of Bomb Disposal exhibits Brenzett Aeronautical Museum.
EOD Rep for the Friends of the Royal Engineers Museum , Chatham.
Ive been very fortunate over the past 30 years to have met many men
and officers who were in bomb disposal , Col Archer who won his medal
for obtaining the first Zus40 anti withdrawl fuze .
Lt col Eric Wakeling who dealt with SD2 butterfly bombs in Grimsby in
Major Stephen Hambrook , who i have dedicated a page too , he dealt
with a bomb which should not have been withdrawn by hand, but had no
option as blowing up the bomb would have wrecked Stanley airfield
Captain Harry Beckingham It was Harry who being part of Task force 135
helped clear up the channel island of Guernsey after 5 years of German
one of the last surviving Bomb disposal officer of ww2 Captain John Hannaford
Major Arthur Hogben Retired Bomb Disposal officer who won his QGM
dealing with a bomb in London , Arthur has been a great source of
information to not just me but to all who have had the pleasure to meet
him his book Designed to kill is still the finest book written on the
history of Bomb disposal.
Ich bin immer daran interessiert, den Kauf guter Qualität Deutsch Bombe Zünder, Handbüchern und Fotografien
The German (17) long delay fuze with the ZUS40 Anti Withdrawal fuze
Click above to hear a German (17)Fuze inside a 50 kg
Above is part of the collection
The Chilling sign above was found in an old Kent police stations
basement , and was used on the film set of DANGER UXB and more
recently on FOYLES WAR and CALL the MIDWIFE .
(NOT FOR SALE)
Original Wartime sleeve badge designed by Queen Mary
UXB HELP WANTED
I,m trying to compile a list of Wartime bombs unearthed in the UK
since 1960 Year Month type of bomb etc perhaps you may have local
newspapers mentioning UXB these i will list on my Still finding them
page , ive already updated one incident at Becton gas works in 1996
which lead to 33 regt Royal Engineers receiving 3 QGM to those
involved.which i will be writing a more detailed account of this
I,m very pleased to have supplied exhibits to The John Lewis Department store as part of their 150 Th anniversary celebrations.
It was in the early hours of September 18 th 1940 that John Lewis Oxford street was destroyed during the Blitz.
Latest news 28 th April
Have just acquired over 50 Type (25)D German fuzes in varying condition all threads are ok some original paintwork on most of them.
These should be available mid May.
Mobile +44 07711 623824.
Home +44 0208 429 2844
SKYPE - fuzeman2
Original recruiting poster for Army Emergency Reserve based at Broadbridge camp Horsham in the 1950,s
Computer generated picture of a Fuze factory
by kind permission of Christian Braeley whom I am indebted for his permission to publish
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