Navy Clearance Divers Trust
The Navy Clearance Diver Trust (NCDT) is a perpetual not-for-profit trust fund that aims to provide relief to current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Diving Branch and their dependants, who become deceased, damaged or permanently disabled in, or as a result of, their service or training.
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Divers have always been the Australian Defence Forces’ (ADF) specialist divers and have, since the inception of the Branch, operated all in-service diving equipment to the full extent of its operational capacity. Nevertheless, the primary focus of a Clearance Diver is to perform Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). This role is conducted at sea in ships, in the oceans (particularly the vulnerable approaches to ports and anchorages), onshore in port facilities, installations and the littoral environment associated with amphibious advanced force operations, and currently in support of the Australian Army during land based combat operations.