BATUK lead UXO awareness session in Samburu County

The children are shown an example of UXO. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment have been working with the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), this time educating 900 children at Gir Gir Primary School in Samburu County to raise awareness about the dangers of un-exploded ordinance (UXO).

The children are being taught about UXO. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) is a regiment of the British Army’s Royal Engineers. Today it includes both Regular and Army Reserve subunits. It is predominantly based at Carver Barracks, near Saffron Walden.

The Regiment’s Reserve component has detachments in Catford, Rochester, Tunbridge Wells and Reigate. It is part of 29 EOD and Search Group, 8th Engineer Brigade.

Also known as the Black Cats, the Regiment have a Squadron based in Kenya to help make sure the training areas are clear of all UXO.

Some of the children climbed the tree to get a good view of the UXO awareness session run by BATUK. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Working with local school pupils is part of BATUKs programme to educate the populations that live near Kenya Defence Forces and British Army ranges.

At the same time the ranges are being cleared of un-exploded ordinance to ensure the safety of the troops and the local population.