Second unexploded device found at RAF Waddington in a week

A second unexploded device has been discovered during runway works at RAF Waddington near Lincoln in a week.


Update, April 28, 6.30pm: Wing Commander Matthew Nicholas, Officer Commanding Operations Wing at RAF Waddington said: “The incident at RAF Waddington has now been resolved. The ordnance, an identical type to what was unearthed last week has been removed for disposal and the cordon has been lifted.

“Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”


At the time of writing, police have closed a section of the A15 Sleaford Road adjacent to RAF Waddington.

It is expected that the road will be closed for some time until the devise is disposed of.

Workers are being evacuated from the runway at RAF Waddington after a second unexploded device has been found.

Workers are being evacuated from the runway at RAF Waddington after a second unexploded device has been found.

Lincolnshire Police are on scene and workers on site have been moved to a safe compound on the base.

Wing Commander Matthew Nicholas, Officer Commanding Operations Wing at RAF Waddington said: “During excavations to the RAF Waddington runway contractors have unearthed what appears to be a second historical piece of ordnance.

“As a precaution a cordon is now in place until Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal experts who have been called in to assess the situation can dispose of the device appropriately.

“The cordon will regretfully cause a stretch of the A15 to close until the device has been disposed of.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we will without hesitation; always take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of station personnel and members of the general public.”

Contractors renewing the runway unearthed what was thought to be unexploded bomb on April 23. It turned out to be a WW2 training device and did not need any form of controlled explosion.