Grenade Found at Former Barracks in Deepcut

A controlled explosion was carried out after the discovery of a hand grenade at the former Princess Royal Barracks in Deepcut, Surrey.  The barracks are being redeveloped for housing and the grenade was found during construction works.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was mobilised and they safely destroyed the device.

Military training around Deepcut dates from at least the early 19th century.  Formal barrack accommodation had been constructed by 1903 and various units passed through the barracks during World War One (WWII) and World War Two (WWII).  Rifle ranges and training areas were established around the barracks and these remained in use post-WWII until the closure of the military facilities.