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Unexploded WWII landmine found on farmland in Andover

Metal detectorist discovers WWII UXO. Police called explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team who carried out a controlled explosion. See article: https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/regional/andover/18576524.unexploded-wwii-landmine-found-apsley-farms-andover/

UXO from WWII found at port city of Saint-Nazaire, France

Hundreds of people had to leave their homes in a coastal French city on Wednesday to allow explosive experts to deal with a 500Kg bomb from World War II. See article: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/experts-remove-british-wwii-bomb-french-port-city-174100365.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAL3w3wT3Fo1sJwuCq4LZjAvoMfCGYZks2tWaRVWiHmWCNtbSpqHESi3lM9FPhTHEM84pLzlPYGUuCiThzTmAwdrr0F_mICr-ildpMrHN3lg5R6AGAMbm_6MEfkxLtAq1HpC4AMhqRtT_IEiVKVFobDCKS23pNmUtlu9winAyYUBR

Grenade fished from canal detonated by EOD team

A group of magnet fishers pulled the grenade from the Grand Union Canal. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team moved the item to a nearby park where they carried out a controlled explosion. See article: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/watch-huge-explosion-grenade-fished-18547681

EOD team called to beach

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Colchester was called after unexploded ordnance (UXO) found on the beach at Mundesley, Norfolk See article: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bomb-squad-called-to-mundesley-1-6721358

Man and 4-year-old girl injured as WWII ammunition found

He and his daughter suffered shrapnel injuries which are non-life threatening. A reminder of what could be repeated here in the UK. See article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-25/old-ammunition-explodes-after-being-collected-on-nsw-beach/10301674

Another controlled explosion of UXO at a Gower beach

An explosive ordnance disposal team examined and carried two controlled explosions on Whiteford Sands. See article: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/bomb-disposal-experts-keep-having-18433139

UXO found in Kilpatrick Hills

Unexploded WWII ordnance was found in the Kilpatrick Hills. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team carried out a controlled explosion. See article: https://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/18528216.unexploded-ww2-bomb-found-kilpatrick-hills/

Unexploded mortar tips discovered in garage

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team carry out a controlled explosion in park after parts from WW2 mortars found. Read article: https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/bomb-squad-scrambled-three-world-18434344

Institute of Explosives Engineers

With 6 Alpha’s recent membership of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (IEXpE) the following article is in the June 2020 edition of Explosives Engineering. First published in Explosives Engineering, June 2020, published by The Institute of Explosives Engineers. iexpe.org

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