Royal Navy and Army bomb disposal experts have removed the remnants of a V2 rocket which was submerged off the Essex coast at Harwich.Read the full story ›
Royal Navy divers recovered a World War Two V2 rocket from the harbour at Harwich in EssexRead the full story ›
Royal Navy divers have managed to recover a World War Two rocket from the harbour at Harwich. The V2 rocket was fired at England from Germany but this one's highly explosive warhead was no longer attached.
The Royal Navy bomb disposal unit has confirmed that there is no warhead attached to the V2 rocket, which is now safe to remove from water. Experts are waiting until high tide to bring the weapon into shore.
Harwich Yacht Club is hoping to keep the rocket as a souvenir.
Bomb disposal unit is currently in Harwich waiting for low tide, which will allow them to carry out further assessments on the V2 missile.Read the full story ›
Royal Navy divers have been in Harwich all day assessing whether a German V2 rocket found in the harbour is dangerous.
The Second World War missile was reported by members of Harwich Yacht Club. But for one man - its discovery was no surprise.
Reuban Day on the left says he remembers when the V2 was dropped on 4 October 1944, he was 15 at the time and had to take the police out to inspect it the day afterwards.
Robert Day commodore of harwich and Dovercourt sailing club says they have raised the fact that there was a V2 in the seabed many times since it was dropped in 1944 but only now have they decided to act.
Royal Navy divers have been in Harwich assessing whether a German V2 rocket found in the harbour is dangerous.Read the full story ›