Canadian EOD Respond to Trail for WWII UXO

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada Vernon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called in after a pair of hikers stumbled upon what was believed to be an unexploded WWII ordnance while walking near a trail in Cosens Bay.

In a statement, Cpl. Tania Finn, media relations officer with the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, said "Given the paint markings on the device, it is believed to be a live ordnance. We have the area cordoned off in order to ensure the safety of park users while we await the attended of the Canadian Forces Explosive Disposal Unit from Esquimalt."



WWII Bomb Uncovered at UK Work Site

Kings Hill, United Kingdom An Army EOD team was called in after a WWII-era UXO was discovered on a building site. According to police, the Royal Logistics Corps (Ordnance) was immediately notified to safely dispose of the item. This is the third wartime bomb to be unearthed at the site since June last year.

Woman Finds Ordnance While Gardening

Weymouth, United Kingdom A 49-year old woman gardening at her home struck an object about a foot deep in the ground. Thinking it was a large stone or pipe, she took it inside and began washing and scrubbing it with a brillo pad to get a closer look.



WWII Munitions Found in Woods

Cotgrave, United Kingdom Police responded to reports of old munition items in a wooded area off Laming Gap Lane. The Nottinghamshire Police requested assistance of EOD to dispose of the ordnance believed to be WWII era relics. A controlled open detonation operation was performed by EOD without incident. The specific types of ordnance was not reported.

Corgrave May 2020

Couple Digs Up Grenade While Gardening

Scotforth, England A civilian couple digging out a distressed tree in their front garden got the shock of the day when a grenade "rolled out of the soil." According to one of the finders, "You could tell it wasn't a normal rock. It was oval shaped and I was tapping it with a stone and my husband said 'that looks like a grenade' so I stopped tapping it!"

Lancaster Grenade


Airport Runway Closed Due To WWII-Era UXO

Okinawa, Japan Airport officials were forced to close a runway at Naha Airport on after construction workers uncovered an unexploded bomb likely dropped by U.S. forces during WWII. The bomb was discovered near the airport's No. 1 runway, according to a spokeswoman for Naha city.



WWII Grenades Ignite During Excavation

London Colney, England A, EOD team was called in after 16 white phosphorous WWII grenades were found by builders. The unexploded grenades were unearthed under a patio near an old pub in London Colney.

A digger clearing land for new apartments reportedly ran over the grenades igniting a fire. Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue were called to the scene, but the EOD team was called in and the area cordoned off once it was apparent that ordnance was involved.

EOD placed the grenades into a water filled container until the they were destroyed through open detonation procedures. No one was injured and the cordons were lifted.

Boys Find Munition Item On The Beach

Yaverland, United Kingdom A Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team was called out to the beach when two boys playing on the beach reported a suspicious item. The Coastguard Rescue Officers arrived on scene and sent photographs to the Royal Navy EOD team, who have deemed the object to be potentially a viable explosive.



WWII Era Bomb Found At Construction Site

Soho, United Kingdom Construction workers notified police after discovering an unexploded bomb during excavation activities.

The police responded and evacuated the area as an Army EOD team was called in for technical support. EOD identified the item as a 500kg WWII era bomb (specific type not reported).



UXO Found On Schoold Grounds

Kent United Kingdom A school and surrounding buildings were evacuated after UXO was found by construction workers updating the playground. Parents were called to pick up their children from Crockenhill Primary School as police put road closures in place.



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