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Recent Bomb Disposal Tasking's

IF YOU FIND ANYTHING YOU THINK MAY CONTAIN EXPLOSIVES PLEASE: DO NOT TOUCH OR MOVE IT. MAKE SURE YOU AND ANYONE NEAR YOU IS SAFE TELEPHONE THE POLICE ON 725111 OR 999 IN AN EMERGENCY

Recent Explosive Ordnance Disposal Incidents.

Iron Pipe

On the 3rd October 2012 the EOD team were called to a "gas cylinder which looks like a bomb" on the beach below the Yacht Club in St Peter Port Harbour.

This was found to be an old pipe which contained no explosive and which was left in situ.

We would much prefer to be called to check out an item which is found to be innocuous rather than run the risk of unexploded ordnance going unreported.

37mm anti armour projectile and cartridge case
25th September 2012. This 37mm anti-armour projectile was found in a garden at Kings Mills. A captured French tank turret with a 37mm gun was mounted in a bunker near to the garden during the last war. The badly eroded projectile was still fitted to the cartridge case.The risk was from the potential of high explosive in the projectile and from the propellant in the cartridge case. The item was taken direct to Fort Le Marchant where it was disposed of by means of a controlled explosion.
Probable explosive primer

16th September 2012. A box containing five items was located within a collapsed wooden structure at the rear of a Flak Tower at St Saviours. They were identified as probably being primers for artillery projectiles and were subsequently destroyed.

50mm high explosive projectile

20th July 2012. This 50mm projectile (pictured left) was destroyed by means of controlled explosion at Bibette, Alderney. It had been fired from a gun on the seaward side of Fort Albert and eroded from sand at Braye Bay 67 years later.