Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance

UXO

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) is live ammunition that has been prepared for action; dropped, fired, launched, projected or thrown but which has failed to detonate.

Due to the nature of work that has been undertaken at MOD Pendine since the Second World War, there is the risk that the public might discover items of UXO in the Local area.

DO NOT TOUCH OR ATTEMPT TO PICK UP THE OBJECT

Any person who finds an object on the beach that they believe to be UXO should immediately contact the local police (101) or the Main Gate at MOD Pendine on 01994 452310.

If there are any visible features showing, such as markings, colour or shape, please describe them when reporting the item as this may help with identification. If the UXO has been buried or submerged in the sea for many decades, it may not resemble any recognisable ammunition item.

Whatever is discovered - do not touch!

DO’S & DON’TS OF UXO

DO - report the find to the site Main Gate, or call the Police.
DO - Provide a description of the item found, its location and the circumstances surrounding its discovery.
DO – try and keep inquisitive people away from the item.

DO NOT – Touch, handle or remove the item from the area.
DO NOT – attempt to move the item to an open area so that Security or the Police may easily find it.
DO NOT – attempt to hide or bury the item - somebody else might find it later

Unidentified Objects and Unexploded Ordnance