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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 13 Oct 2017 15:07 #21

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canberra wrote: I have to ask why the Navy EOD are inlvolved?!

Underwater search of a lake which found 10 canisters
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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 14 Oct 2017 19:06 #22

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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 17 Oct 2017 19:41 #23

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The standard of reporting - from the Horncastle News, 12 October 2017

In addition, another 10 canisters have been found in a lake neat stixwould

It is believed the canisters date from WW2 and had possible kinks with the home guard units.

Sup Vickers did confirm the canisters in the lake had been put their more recently.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the canisters and have been released in police bail
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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 17 Oct 2017 21:41 #24

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Carnaby wrote: The standard of reporting - from the Horncastle News, 12 October 2017


In addition, another 10 canisters have been found in a lake neat stixwould

It is believed the canisters date from WW2 and had possible kinks with the home guard units.

Sup Vickers did confirm the canisters in the lake had been put their more recently.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the canisters and have been released in police bail
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Is there hope?


edit - you missed Sup instead of Supt. ....

The standard of journalisim/written english in some of our local newspapers is certainly appalling. In this case it reminds me of an unchecked online OCR output, or perhaps it was just thumb-typed on their mobile phone

I had always thought that journalists submitted their stories to a Sub-editor for marking and correction but maybe in these days of digital publishing, that role no longer exists.

Apart from that there are some awful word fillers used as well, the one i hate the most is the use of the phrase ",as reported, " often repeated several times in the same article.

I have been away so have not updated the story from the Police press release ....

Update Friday 13th October:

Thank you to those who attended the meeting last night at the Petwood Hotel. We hope you found the content useful/helpful.

The community is asked to avoid the woodland area concerned and it remains cordoned off at this time. There is still a need for the area where the ammunition was found to be fully decontaminated, although the items found on site have been safely removed from site. The site is safe if left undisturbed but an area will be fenced off (with a security presence) for a period of time whilst site surveys and decontamination takes place. Don't be concerned by this. We will only be fencing a relatively small area.

One of the photographs is of the canisters recovered from Stixwould lake by Royal Navy divers. The lake has now been handed back to the owner and no contamination was found - all 10 canisters were recovered and are intact.


They supplied a number of additional pictures, this of a canister from the lake



But I think these are archive pictures for reference


The sites have been handed back to the owners ( of the lake) and East Lindey District Council who said on the 16th

Decontamination of the site where the Mustard Gas was found

We have today met with the Ministry of Defence to discuss the decontamination process and the next steps.

In the meantime, an area within the woodland remains fenced with a security presence in place.

We are asking the community to continue avoiding the woodland at this time.

We thank the community for their continued patience.


You can see their take on the incident and a couple of videos of a statements and a BBC news report here
www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/incidentupdates

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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 17 Oct 2017 21:54 #25

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Blimey I thought it was Vickers Supermarine :)
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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 17 Oct 2017 22:08 #26

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netcompsys wrote:

canberra wrote: I have to ask why the Navy EOD are inlvolved?!

Underwater search of a lake which found 10 canisters



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A sonar image shows a crate of mustard gas at the bottom of a Stixwould Lake
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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 18 Oct 2017 06:00 #27

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Image 2 in Kevin's post (below) clearly shows the coil of Safety Fuze unwound from the stowage under the cap (missing or removed) and the Match Composition Head on the end used to ignite it. In practice, if several of these were placed to contaminate paths of enemy advance a service Portfire would have been used to quickly and positively ignite them.

I found a diagram in my records. Sorry about the image inversion:

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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 19 Oct 2017 17:51 #28

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This is a photo of the case recovered from the lake by the navy

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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 19 Oct 2017 18:18 #29

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BBC Today
The canisters found at Roughton Moor are believed to be from an RAF station and military base which was on the site from 1942 until it closed in the late 1960s.

Sigh !!!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-41682735
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Mustard Gas found north of Woodhall Spa 21 Oct 2017 21:26 #30

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It is getting worse with a number of websites now reverting to RAF Woodhall Spa being the source of the weapons. For example, from www.forces.net/news/frightening-reason-w...ers-keep-being-found

Quote: Despite the chemicals being found on a former RAF base, Mr Bauer said the weapons were not to be used by the RAF.

They weren't found on a former RAF base, they were discovered adjacent to it.

Quote: RAF Woodhall Spa did have huge chemical bombs which were to be dropped on Berlin in the event of the Nazis dropping chemicals on London. “These bombs were professionally removed at the end of the war. They were the size of a mini, can you imagine digging a hole to dump that in?”

Utter garbage! The nearest chemical weapons to the airfield were stored at Norton Disney FAD / FFD, 21 miles to the west, and the Market Stainton FAD subsite Green Lane Hemingby 11 miles to the north. They were never issued to the airfields.

Please can we wipe the Internet and start afresh.
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