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    Mustard gas found in Lincolnshire

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-41523185
    This relates to a recent find in a wood near the former RAF Woodhall Spa. Army EOD were called and also Navy EOD. It's interesting to see the link to the former RAF Llanberis, re munitions that were stockpiled there after WW2.
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    This doesn't surprise me ,Woodhall Spa been the center of a number of RAF airfields which would have had a mustard gas storage facility ,,I suppose the guys from Porton Down were in attendance.All the sites were cleared in the 50s or 60s and then checked again in the 1980s after mustards gas kegs were found that had been missed in the original clear up.East Cottingwith (next to RAF Elvington) was the storage facility for the airfields in Yorkshire
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    FFD 3 (Forward Filling Depot 3) was at Norton Disney, Lincs. Which was surrounded by WWII airfields, Lincolnshire was known as 'Bomber Country' (50+ airfields). It's about 20 miles due west of what would have been RAF Woodhall Spa.

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    The FFDs were where the Mustard gas was held in bulk for filling and the storage of filled munitions.
    Last edited by TimG; 8th October 2017 at 08:31 PM.

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    Not quite clear on why people were arrested ? Where's the crime is something was found, but left in place ? Or did they take
    some of this stuff home ? It's not clear ~

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    Me too. Dosn't sound good for those who perform a public service.

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    Probably because they are diggers looking for bottles a bit like night hawkers with metal detectors and shouldn't have been there, a thread a couple of years back about an md on an old army site taking home unfired shells comes to mind and perhaps going to hospital with mustard gas burns started the blue lights flashing and the police involved as you wouldn't want this kind of thing falling into the wrong hands these days.
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    I think the reason for the arrests may be explained by this quote from the news story,

    However, Supt Phil Vickers said any discoveries at the site near Stixwould would not be historical.
    "We understand the lake had previously been a brick pit," he said.
    "So, we think if anything has been deposited there it will have been fairly recent."

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    May be more a matter of trespass and unauthorized removal perhaps, though it wasn't mentioned if they removed any of it. But perhaps
    took one home and then got burnt.

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    ANY LIVE OR DUD ORDNANCE POSTED BY ME HAS BEEN DISPOSED OF BY EOD PERSONNEL

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