A telecoms engineer, formerly in the employ of the Army, demonstrated how best to deal with a suspect device when a woman excavated a WWII incendiary bomb in her Caernarfon garden. Noticing the rusting object in the neighbouring back yard from where he was working, the engineer told the woman to stay inside and phone the Police.
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit duly arrived and removed the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) for safe disposal. Praised for his action in dealing with the situation, the engineer commented:
‘From my military experience, something that old can be unstable and liable to explode so it’s best not to take any chances’.
This a simple but effective philosophy and will ensure that people and property are not put at undue risk when UXO is discovered.