50kg Unexploded Bomb Found at West Malling

An Unexploded Bomb (UXB) found at Kings Hill in Kent has been destroyed in a controlled explosion.  The UXB – reported as a 50kg German fragmentation bomb – was discovered on a building site which formerly comprised part of Royal Air Force (RAF) West Malling.

RAF West Malling was one of the UK’s most heavily-bombed airfields during the Battle of Britain when it served as a night-fighter base.

A 200m exclusion zone was put in place by the Police so that an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team could safely deal with the device.

See: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/wartime-bomb-detonated-after-a-day-of-lockdown-206259/