following this news, I ran into a couple of people claiming it could have been a UK planted bomb "in case of invasion" ... immediately sparking my bullshit detector.
Quite aside from the risky procedure of placing high explosives where our own aircraft (themselves laden with HEs) were taking off and landing which I doubt anyway, surely all such measures were quickly decommissioned after the end of the war ?
Given how much work went into the UKs wartime defences, it's quite remarkable how little remains.
Can any posters here confirm or refute my scepticism that while scorched earth is a valid military practice, the RAF mining it's own airfields would not have made sense during WW2 ?
An unexploded World War Two bomb has been found on a disused airfield planned to be used as a lorry park in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The bomb was found earlier at Manston Airport, Kent, and police and army bomb disposal experts were called in.