Dig – 19th September 2017

A visit to an old permission of mine that still keeps producing some amazing relics. This was the site of an old RAOC depot and, at the end of the war, they disposed of thousands of tons of old ordnance. The method they used? Put everything in a big pit and blow the living daylights out of it!

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Everything recovered before cleaning
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Some of the relics after cleaning
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50cal and 20mm Oerlikon cartridge cases
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30cal and 303 cartridge cases. Fuze from a 40mm Bofors HE, base of a 20mm Oerlikon cartridge case
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Booster tube and transport plug for tracer component
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Bases of exploded 40mm Bofors shell cases
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Remains of exploded No 3 fuzes from British Mk V anti-tank mine

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