Servicemen Benefit from Deepings Round Table
A talk about bomb disposal operations in Afghanistan, by an RAF Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operator from RAF Wittering, resulted in generous donations by the Deepings Round Table to two Service charities.
Sgt Greg Baker, a veteran EOD operator from RAF Wittering’s No 5131 (Bomb Disposal) Squadron, delivered a thought-provoking presentation on his recent personal experiences in Afghanistan at the Deepings Round Table quarterly black-tie dinner.
His talk was well received and an unexpected collection on the night raised £200 for his nominated Service charity the Felix Fund, which provides additional decompression sessions when required for Military EOD operators returning from out-of-area duties. The Round Table then made a further, generous donation of £500 to Sgt Baker for Help for Heroes, another Service charity that is dear to his heart.
Deeping Round Table’s Fellowship, Sports and Games Events organiser Steve Williams, accompanied by the Immediate Past Chairman, Darren Scott, visited Sgt Baker at Wittering to present him with the cheque and also took the opportunity to ‘play’ with the EOD robot (the Wheelbarrow) and to learn about other aspects of the Squadron’s work.
Sgt Baker said: “I was very surprised and delighted to receive the donation of £200 that was collected on the night and even more surprised with the cheque for £500 for Help for Heroes. Both donations were totally unexpected. These charities do wonderful work for our Armed Forces and the Felix Fund, in particular, is very relevant to me and my EOD colleagues across the three Services operating in Afghanistan.”
PHOTO: Sgt Greg Baker is presented with a cheque for £500 by Deepings Round Table members (from left) Steve Williams and Darren Scott.