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Images of a bomb disposal operation carried out by the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the beach at Seymour, St Clement. Includes images of an RAF squadron preparing the bomb disposal equipment at Seymour Tower, and images of a helicopter transporting a container holding unexploded Second World War artillery shells found near Mont Orgueil at Gorey onto the beach ahead of their controlled detonation. Please see also L/A/75/A3/4/9778B for images of the controlled explosions of the shells, L/A/75/A3/4/9779A and L/A/75/A3/4/9779B for images of the unexploded shells being extracted by helicopter from Gorey, L/A/75/A3/4/9781A for images of the helicopter crew at Gorey, and L/A/75/A3/4/9781B and L/A/75/A3/4/9781C for aerial images taken from inside the helicopter.

Negatives have been scanned at 1,200 dpi and can be downloaded as high quality jpg files. The quality of the scanned image is dependent on the condition of the original.

Reference

L/A/75/A3/4/9778A

Date

February 26th 1979 - February 26th 1979

Names

Royal Air Force
Seymour Tower

Keywords

Seymour Tower | Seymour | armed services | Artillery | Beaches | Bomb disposal | bombs | explosions | helicopters | Royal Air Force | sandbags | Shells | Towers | Portraits

Dimensions

27 35mm negative

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

Closed for preservation. Please view digital image.

Closed until

2100

Photographer Ron Mayne
JEP Photographic Job Number 1979/9778A

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