Mills Bomb Found on Loughton Building Site

A suspected No. 36 Hand Grenade (Mills Bomb) was found on a building site in Loughton, Essex, prompting an evacuation.  A security cordon was put in place prior to the arrival of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.  The EOD team removed the item for safe disposal.

Mills Bombs remained the infantry standard grenade of the British Army from their introduction in 1915 until after WWII.  They were also regularly used by the Home Guard.  Their ‘pineapple’ design makes them one of the most recognisable ordnance types…a good job given how many are still found in the UK today!