WWII shells found near KKH

WWII shells found near KKH
The SAF's bomb squad was activated on Aug 2 after three explosive rounds from World War 2 were found at a construction site near KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

The Singapore Armed Forces' bomb squad was activated on Saturday night after three explosive rounds from World War II were found at a construction site near KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

The rounds were 25-pound shells.

Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal worked through the night before disposing of the shells yesterday.

In a Facebook post, the Singapore Army detailed the operation while offering readers a short history of the shells.

"The 25-pounder guns were able to fire rounds at high-angles as well as in direct-fire mode against tanks and bunkers, and were introduced into service in the British Army just before World War II.

"The SAF still uses the 25-pounder guns but only for ceremonial purposes, such as the NDP, and without the projectile.


This article was first published on August 04, 2014.
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