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04/11/2019

A controlled explosion was undertaken by a Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team at Slapton Sands after a ‘smoking’ device was washed ashore by stormy weather.

 

A major training area in the build-up to D-Day in WWII, Slapton Sands is a frequent location for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) finds, with buried munitions often released by adverse weather conditions.

 

See: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/royal-navy-explosives-team-called-3497551