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Major (Ret.) Chris Hunter, was one of the most experienced bomb-disabling operators in the British armed forces. During his 17 years in the military he served in a variety of operational counter-IED appointments and saw active service in a number of high threat theatres including Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia and Northern Ireland.
During much of his career he specialised in overt and covert Assault IEDD operations in support of Police Tactical Firearms Units, close protection teams and specialist Counter-Terrorism units.
He was also deployed on a number of antiterrorist arrest operations in the UK and was the architect of the UK’s EOD response to a suicide bomb attack on the UK mainland. Later, he played an instrumental role during the July 2005 London bombings when he was seconded to the British Government’s COBR-A as a suicide terrorism expert.
Major (Ret.) Chris Hunter was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal in 2005 for his actions in Iraq. He retired from the MOD in 2007 as their senior IED intelligence analyst. A Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers, he has written and presented numerous papers on counter-terrorism. He also presented the Military History Channel’s acclaimed Bomb Hunters documentary.
In 2012 he was selected to be one of fifteen Ambassadors for Prime Minister David Cameron’s youth development initiative, the National Citizen Service. He supports many military charities ranging from Help for Heroes to BLESMA. It was this charity for which he trained to run the 2009 London Marathon while wearing a bomb disposal suit. He completed the feet in 6 hours and 56 minutes, setting a new world record.
Topic areas include: Counter-Terrorism, Counter-IED, Internal Security & Crisis Management and C-IED related disciplines.
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