Tuesday, May 16, 2006

How Dangerous is Liverpool?

This is a quote from the 1.00 news bulletin on Radio 2:

"A WW2 bomb found in the river Mersey is being towed out to deeper water before undergoing a controlled explosion. The bomb was found during a routine patrol by a Royal Navy Minesweeper."

Now I am always proud when I see the Royal Navy earning their Queen's shilling. But I am curious about the requirement for routine minesweeping patrols of the river Mersey. Routine? How many mines do we usually find in the Mersey?

This month sees the 90th anniversary of the battle of Jutland where many British and German seamen lost their lives.... remember them!

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