Emergency services were called to Biggin Hill airport yesterday after contractors carrying out works near the main passenger terminal uncovered a suspected WW2 incendiary devices
The Police, London Fire Brigade and specialist Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search operators were called to the site on Main Road Biggin Hill, Westerham just after 1 pm on Tuesday 29th November.
Passengers using the terminal and staff were moved away from the affected area whilst Army EOD specialists investigated the device.
A spokesman for the Met Police said “We were called at 12:54hrs on Tuesday, 29 November to Biggin Hill Airport after a suspected unexploded ordnance was found during building works. Cordons were in place while specialist officers assessed. The item was then taken for safe disposal. The airport remained open and operational.”
Biggin Hill airport was a major RAF base during WW2 and was bombed heavily by the German Luftwaffe.