World War Two

The Lancaster was taken out for its maiden flight in 2020.
The World War Two aircraft took to the skies from its base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

Hand grenade found on beach detonated

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A British hand grenade from World War Two has been destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The Type 36 Mills Bomb grenade was found by a member of the public on Moulin Huet on Tuesday.

The police bomb disposal team attended and detonated it in situ.

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Wreaths laid for civilians killed in harbour air raid

Ben Chapple

BBC News Online

Wreaths laying at memorial
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The 80th anniversary of an air raid on St Peter Port Harbour was marked by the laying of wreaths at a memorial to the 34 civilians who were killed.

Simon Hamon, historian and author, spoke about the "sustained" bomb and machine gun attack on the harbour prompted by the pilots mistaking trucks filled with tomatoes for export with troop movements.

Three of the planes went on to attack Jersey's harbour causing a further nine deaths.

Among those listed on the memorial is Harold Hobbs who was killed when the Guernsey lifeboat, which was returning from Jersey, was strafed.

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