WW2 bomb closes City Airport

Branch-Hopper

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BBC Think these are search boats - I'd rather hazard a guess that they are safety boats for the adjacent rowing club and/or SCC.
 

Wightsparker

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BBC Think these are search boats - I'd rather hazard a guess that they are safety boats for the adjacent rowing club and/or SCC.
I think you may be right. Interesting to see that the police have a security cordon in place in Silvertown - there was a whopping great explosion at a munitions factory in 1917 which killed over 50 and caused extensive damage.
 

BillyNoMates

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Ordnance migh be a German Luftwaffe SC500PC. Nice as a garden ornament. Not nice if one landed in your garden back then.

 
London City airport has been closed all day following the discovery of a WW2 bomb.

I have been asked why a bomb in London would be defused by a Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team rather than Army?

For the benefit of my civilian friends, all 3 services have a Bomb Disposal capability.

Who deals with the device depends on where the bomb is found.

The Royal Navy deal with anything below the high water mark, the Army deal with anything above the high water mark and the RAF deal with bath bombs and fizzy pop unless there is a danger of spiders when they call in a service with more seniority... such as the Scouts.
 

WreckerL

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London City airport has been closed all day following the discovery of a WW2 bomb.

I have been asked why a bomb in London would be defused by a Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team rather than Army?

For the benefit of my civilian friends, all 3 services have a Bomb Disposal capability.

Who deals with the device depends on where the bomb is found.

The Royal Navy deal with anything below the high water mark, the Army deal with anything above the high water mark and the RAF deal with bath bombs and fizzy pop unless there is a danger of spiders when they call in a service with more seniority... such as the Scouts.
Nicked and sent on to all the ex-service personnel where I work, especially the crabs. Now waiting for incoming :)
 
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