Category Archives: UXO News

Calais UXO Disruption

  Ferry passengers are facing disruption as the Port of Calais remains temporarily closed today during an exercise to disarm two unexploded World War II mines. The main access to Calais Port (Rocade), all ferry check-in booths, the UK Border … Continue reading

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Chemical UXO in Iran

  Bomb disposal experts from the army forces were scrambled on Thursday to the village of Ghalehgah after an unexploded chemical bomb left from the Iran-Iraq war was found, IRNA reported. The unearthed chemical ordnance was lying two meters below … Continue reading

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Cambodian Underwater UXO

  When 42-year-old fisherman Yor Dieb snagged his net on an object just meters from the Mekong River bank here, he had little choice but to dive down and untangle it by hand. The net had wrapped itself on the … Continue reading

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WWII bomb Evacuation

  Some 31,000 residents in the northern German city of Hannover are being forced to temporarily evacuate their homes after construction crews found an unexploded 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb underneath a former high school. The bomb was discovered Tuesday afternoon during … Continue reading

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27 UXO Found in Brunei

  Bandar Seri Begawan: Police in Brunei said on Sunday that 27 unexploded World War II era bombs have been discovered at a construction site in the centre of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan. A group of construction workers found … Continue reading

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Major Alan Clouter – obituary

  Major Alan Clouter, who has died aged 73, was awarded the George Medal in 1972 for disarming explosive devices during the terrorist campaign in Northern Ireland. In autumn 1971 Clouter, then a captain, was based at Lisburn and was … Continue reading

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UXO Injures Two

Two military contractors were injured by ordnance that exploded at Makua Military Reservation. Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins says two men were taken by helicopter to Queen’s Medical Center after ordnance exploded Monday at the firing range. Jenkins … Continue reading

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Major Stephen Hambrook

  Major Stephen Hambrook, who has died aged 81, was awarded a George Medal for defusing a number of German bombs and mines. In August 1969 Hambrook, then a Squadron Sergeant Major, was in charge of a Royal Engineers bomb … Continue reading

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Deminers Comb Debaltseve

  A week since pro-Russian rebels forced Ukrainian soldiers from the key transport hub of Debaltseve, the sound of explosions still reverberates around the eastern town. This, however, is not the boom of artillery fire and combat — it is … Continue reading

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100-year-old Bomb Disposal Expert

  At the height of the Blitz in 1940, the chances of Acting Lieutenant Stuart Archer seeing his 26th birthday looked remarkably slim. The courageous young officer was dealing with several unexploded bombs almost every day including many with a … Continue reading

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