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Explore the risk of encountering UXO across a range of UK cities

All of the projects that 1st Line Defence work on start with a UXO Risk Assessment, and it is essential that the risk is always properly investigated and fully qualified. Within the UK, UXO contamination broadly derives from two main sources – air-delivered bombs dropped by the German military during WWI and WWII, and items such as land service ammunition (LSA) which have ended up buried as a result of our own military activity (on airfields, training ranges, ordnance manufacturing sites, army camps etc.).

Much of the German bombing was focused on the UK’s towns and cities, and few escaped entirely unaffected – and we have put together the following WWII histories/guides for some of our most heavily bombed urban areas. The guides include statistics on the amount of ordnance dropped, they investigate the main targets and the heaviest raids, present interesting photographs, maps and plans showing bombing and bomb damage – and provide some examples of recent UXO discoveries.

They demonstrate the type of information that we consider in our Preliminary UXO Risk Assessments and Detailed UXO Risk Assessments, and provide useful background information for clients considering projects in new areas. If you require more information or would like to see other cities covered, contact us and we will try our best to help.

Need help with identifying UXO risk on your project?

If you need help with identifying UXO risk on your project, contact us for more information and we’ll be happy to help.

Call: +44 (0) 1992 245020 or Email: info@1stlinedefence.co.uk

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