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DEMS Training Regiment

The Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search Training Regiment (DEMS Trg Regt) is a tri-service, multi agency Regiment training the Army, Navy, Air Force in all aspects of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), High Risk Search and Ammunition Technical Management.

The Regiment consists of four specialist Squadrons, each of which provides specialist training in a realistic immersive training environment designed to prepare our students for some of the most demanding roles in Defence. Courses consist of both theory and practical lessons that are constantly reviewed to ensure currency.

Munitions Squadron provides instruction in all aspects of ammunition safety and management, from safe storage methods through to the transportation, quality assurance and surveillance of complex weapon performance. The comprehensive instruction provided by Munitions Squadron provides the critical foundation training for all Army Ammunition Technical management.

Search Squadron instructs students in all aspects of search from high assurance search to the basic patrol level used by combat units. Search Squadron also provides instructional support to the Police National Search Centre, providing specialist input to Police Search Team and Police Search Advisor courses.

Conventional Munitions Disposal Squadron delivers a wide range of single and Tri-Service courses focusing on the disposal of conventional, Biological and Chemical munitions; courses including Royal Navy elementary, intermediate and advanced underwater EOD.

Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Training Squadron instructs students in all aspects of IEDD, utilising a bespoke training facility to teach student’s disposal and neutralisation techniques across the spectrum of operations, from homeland security through to deployed contingent operations.

DEMS Trg Regt is a world leader in EOD training. Several international courses are run every year allowing UK Defence to strengthen bonds with allies across the globe. Through continued investment, and constant reappraisal of course content, DEMS Trg Regt remains at the cutting edge of EOD, Search and Ammunition Management training, affording the UK and our allies the highest possible standards of training and operational preparedness.

The Regiment also assists in the training of civil police students in EOD and Search.

Mission: The Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search Training Regiment is to deliver the required number of appropriately trained personnel in Munitions, EOD and Search in order to meet the requirements of Defence.


Any enquiries from other nations should be directed in the first instance to the International Defence Training.