ROYAL Navy and Army bomb disposal experts from Portsmouth have successfully removed the remnants of a V2 rocket which was submerged off the English coast.
A four-foot-long section of the German Second World War missile was pulled from mudflats at low tide on the River Stour between Harwich and Felixstowe in Suffolk on Saturday.
A six-man team from the navy’s Horsea Island-based bomb disposal unit identified the rocket and worked with the Army’s 101 Engineer Regiment bomb disposal team to lift the section of weapon from the mud on to a barge.
They had first excavated around the lowest part of the V2 to discover that the warhead section was not there – meaning there was no safety risk to the local population.
A section of the rocket has now been donated to a nearby sailing club.