WWII UXO Found on Northern Distributor Road Site

03.08.2016An unexploded ‘WWII device’ was found on land being developed for the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) near Horsham St Faith in Norfolk. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) were mobilised to remove the item after a public safety cordon had been put in place.

Horsham St Faith was the site of a WWII RAF airfield, now Norwich International Airport, and there are thoughts that this may be the origin for the UXO. However, given that the route of the NDR does not encroach upon the former military airfield boundary, it is more likely to relate to Home Guard activity or a munitions cache associated with local anti-invasion defences, of which there were many in the region during WWII.

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