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October 2020

October 2020

20 rounds of ammunition found by horticulture student

A student’s assessment was brought to a sudden halt after he unearthed 20 rounds of ammunition in Little Compton, Warwickshire. Police were called who then removed the ammunition for disposal. See article:

Walker discovers unexploded mortar in Thetford Forest

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to Thetford Forest who carried out a controlled explosion of the Second World War mortar in situ. See article: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/second-world-war-mortar-bomb-discovered-in-thetford-forest-1-6900059

Projectile found in skip

Residents in Horwich, Bolton had to be evacuated from their homes and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team called after an unexploded projectile was found inside a skip. See article: https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/18815868.bomb-squad-called-horwich-estate-residents-evacuated-unexploded-munition-found-skip/

Workmen discover UXO in Histon Road, Cambridge

A busy Cambridge road was closed yesterday (Oct 20) after workmen discover an unexploded ordnance (UXO) item. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended the scene and removed the device. See article: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/live-updates-histonroad-cambridge-police-19135445

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the WW2 bombing of Balham Tube Station

On October 14, 1940, a bomb landed on the road above the northern end of Balham tube station’s platform tunnels, creating a large crater into which an out-of-service iconic London double decker bus crashed. See more: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/what-really-happened-harrowing-tragedy-19091369

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) found off Australia’s Lord Howe Island

Navy divers from HMAS Adelaide have towed the item into deep waters five months after being found off the New South Wales coast. See article: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/11/unexploded-45kg-bomb-found-off-australias-lord-howe-island

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) found at wind farm near Howden, East Yorkshire

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team destroyed the items in a controlled explosion. The ordnance is thought to date from the era of a former nearby World War II RAF airfield, but not confirmed. See article: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/two-bombs-detonated-army-after-being-found-near-wind-farm-howden-east-yorkshire-2997585

Unexploded Ordnance discovered at Royal Troon Golf Course

Several unexploded ordnance items were found at Royal Troon Golf Course as routine maintenance work was being carried out at the famous club. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called, who will remove the items and carry out a controlled explosion. See article: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18771701.unexploded-bombs-discovered-royal-troon-golf-course/

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