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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

Goats cause damage to police car while officers attend UXO discovery

Officers on the Isle of Wight were called to a field on the outskirts of Newport, after unexploded ordnance (UXO) believed to be a mortar from the second world war was discovered. An Explosive ordnance disposal Team (EOD) travelled from Portsmouth to make the scene safe. See article: https://www.iwradio.co.uk/news/isle-of-wight-news/youve-goat-to-be-kidding-police-car-vandalised-after-newport-bomb-call-out/

WW2 UXO is discovered at Tilbury Docks in Essex

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to Tilbury, Essex, following the discovery of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from WW2. See article: https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/port-tilbury-docks-ww2-bomb-4437893

Erosion causes 170 UXO items to appear on an East Yorkshire beach overnight

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams continue to clear Cowden Sands, Mappleton of unexploded ordnance (UXO) which remain from when it was formerly used by the RAF and US Air Force as a practice bombing range. See article: https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/cowden-sands-bombs-removed-army-4403069

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