Spigot Mortar Bomb Found on Welsh Golf Course

mortar-300x200A spigot mortar bomb was found on a golf course near Merthyr Tydfil last week prompting the mobilisation of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC). The WWII anti-tank device was not live and could be removed safely.

The golf course is the location of a former military rifle range that was used from the 19th century until WWII and therefore the discovery is not surprising. Whilst such ranges were typically designated for small arms practice, it was frequently the case that larger-calibre munitions were also used on them, particularly during wartime.

Golf courses, like many other areas of open ground, were also routinely requisitioned for use by the military during wartime and it is not uncommon for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) to be found at such locations.

See: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/world-war-two-bomb-discovered-10235504