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    Last week I went to a regimental dinner held by 11 EOD, part of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), who are currently on the front line in Afghanistan. Their incredibly dangerous role is bomb disposal.

    If 11 EOD sounds familiar that's because it was (and remains) the regiment of Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, who was posthumously awarded the George Cross after he made safe 70 IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) before his death in Afghanistan in October 2009. Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes of 11 EOD was also awarded the GC at the same time.

    The CO was wearing a CWC G10 on one of the Natos shown below on the right, which I believe is in the correct colours for the RLC?



    The officer hosting our table was wearing a CWC SBS on a 20mm Help for Heroes Nato. I have read that these Natos are only available in 18mm but it was definitely 20mm not 18mm. Curious as I was to know where he bought it, unfortunately the opportunity did not arise to ask him where it came from.

    All of the other ranks we also met were wearing Suuntos.

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    HFH has done some sterling work, the husband and wife who started it up both getting honours this year, and quite rightly too.
    It's a shame that this has to be a charity and isn't publicly funded as a matter of course. I think in years to come we'll look back and wonder at how our wounded and injured soldiers were taken care of. I hope so anyway, as this'll mean standards will have changed for the better.

    Panorama a few weeks ago featured much of the work of the men and women of EOD, including a chat with the soon to retire head and Olaf Schmids widow.

    From another forum:


    And:
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.u...tch-Strap.html for the mentioned 18mm strap.
    Last edited by andy_s; 16-06-2010 at 14:56. Reason: My spelling is getting worserer with age.

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    Well said Andy. Thanks for posting the link.

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    I would love to be able to find a 20mm HFH strap! Here's my EZM-2 on an 18mm (pic taken as a red-orange torture test for the then-new D90, it passed )



    Yes, that is the RLC pattern G10.
    Cheers all, Colin

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    I think Eddie Platz (TZ-UK) was willing to make a run of 20mm straps but somehow communication broke down between the parties concerned, the 20mm would be so much more in demand I'd think.

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    RLT Watches in York has a range of regimental colour NATOs in 18mm and the two you show in 20mm.

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