A 25lb WWII practice bomb was found at Royal Air Force (RAF) Honington during excavations for a new pipe installation. A controlled explosion was expected to be undertaken by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.
RAF Honington was an important Bomber Command airfield during WWII and had extensive storage facilities for both practice and live bombs. The airfield was also heavily raided by the Luftwaffe on several occasions, including an incident that resulted in at least 20No. fatalities.
Practice bombs are a common find at former military airfields, with the landing grounds often used as makeshift target areas during the early stages of WWII, prior to the establishment of dedicated inland ranges.