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September 2020

September 2020

UXO discovered in Hemingford Abbots, Cambs.

Landscapers discover what is believed to be an artillery shell while working in the garden of a Cambridgeshire village garden. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team carry out controlled explosion of the item in a nearby field. See article: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/hemingford-abbots-police-bomb-squad-18970058

Two Men working for WW2 bomb clearing agency die in Solomon Islands explosion

Briton Stephen Atkinson and Australian Trent Lee were employees of Norwegian People’s Aid which is an aid agency that helps dispose of unexploded bombs. The blast took place in a residential part of the capital Honiara on Sunday. See article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-54230528

Neutralisation of huge WWII bomb to start in October

In mid-October 2020, divers of the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla will start work on neutralising the Tallboy bomb discovered at the bottom of the Piastowski Canal in Swinoujscie (Northwestern Poland). See article: https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/neutralisation-of-huge-wwii-bomb-to-start-in-october-15625?fbclid=IwAR1TJ0KQP0r_s4V0_S6GBYgHBYIqy2JpiNBAuGxBJFjrDUF6AxqCB-P1hCs

Dad and his two sons discover WWII UXO during stroll at a beach

The trio were praised for alerting coastguards who contacted an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team who detonated the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) at Warren Beach in Folkestone, Kent. Read article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-two-sons-stumble-upon-22604681

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