“BJ” Clarke, IEDD instructor, takes on a new role

Submitted by Charlie Fothergill on Wednesday, 17th July 2019
BJ (Jon) Clarke, ex IEDD instructor at ISSEE

After working as an Explosives Instructor at ISSEE for the past five years Jon Clarke, better known in the industry as “BJ”, has been offered great new opportunity and will be moving on this month to bring his immense set of talents to a new team. 

During his time at ISSEE, Jon has instructed students in a variety of ammunition and explosive subjects, from the storage of explosives to the making safe of chemical munitions and rendering safe of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).  

His wide variety of skills and knowledge around all aspects of complex counter terrorism operations have informed his teaching, especially his experience of deploying operational EOD teams at home and overseas which has enabled him to convey and share real-life situations with his students. 

Jon’s experience stems from 30 years in operational bomb disposal. After qualifying as an Improvised Explosive Devices Disposal (IEDD) team leader in 1986, Jon spent 22 years in EOD the British Army and 11 years as Deputy Senior Explosives Officer in the Metropolitan Police EOD Unit.  

For 26 of those years he was either on operational duties somewhere in the world or teaching IEDD & EOD training at the ‘Army School of Ammunition’. 

ISSEE is pleased to see Jon’s talents being recognised and wish him all the best in his new role. 

BJ (Jon) Clarke, ex IEDD instructor at ISSEE


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