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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/

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/

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