Specialist bomb disposal operators are highly skilled officers and senior non-commissioned officers of all three services that are trained to lead bomb disposal teams. The following table provides information on the number who have qualified as Conventional Munitions Disposal and/or Joint Service Improvised Explosive Device Disposal, and/or High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal operators. As a result some personnel will have been recorded more than once.
Training year Total 2007-08 101 2008-09 101 2009 to date 100
2009 to date
To determine those personnel who have completed just a single course would require a manual search of records and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.