Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance

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Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance

Postby Nes » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:03 am

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Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) is live ammunition that has been prepared for action; dropped, fired, launched, projected or thrown but which has failed to detonate.

Due to the nature of work that has been undertaken at MOD Pendine since the Second World War, there is the risk that the public might discover items of UXO in the Local area.



DO NOT TOUCH OR ATTEMPT TO PICK UP THE OBJECT/OBJECTS

Any person who finds an object on the beach that they believe to be UXO should immediately contact the local police (101) or the Main Gate at MOD Pendine on 01994 452310.

If there are any visible features showing, such as markings, colour or shape, please describe them when reporting the item as this may help with identification. If the UXO has been buried or submerged in the sea for many decades, it may not resemble any recognisable ammunition item.

Whatever is discovered - do not touch!

DO’S & DON’TS OF UXO

DO - report the find to the site Main Gate, or call the Police.
DO - Provide a description of the item found, its location and the circumstances surrounding its discovery.
DO – try and keep inquisitive people away from the item.

DO NOT – Touch, handle or remove the item from the area.
DO NOT – attempt to move the item to an open area so that Security or the Police may easily find it.
DO NOT – attempt to hide or bury the item - somebody else might find it later.

Here is a small video on BACTEC, specialists in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... GWwvOyQffo
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Re: Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance

Postby The Devils Bank » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:38 pm

Excellent stuff Will, you would be amazed at the idiots who think UXB's are toys.. :-? :grin:

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Re: Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance

Postby Andyb » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:33 pm

Have you ever had any close calls will or found something that made your bum twitch :eek:

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Re: Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:21 pm

Please take time to read this thread by Will.

STOP and think about Munitions still in the ground.

They are volatile, They are dangerous, Leave them alone.

You need your fingers and legs.. :-o

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