Margaret Ritchie – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Margaret Ritchie on 2016-03-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the source was of the military device that washed ashore between Murlough and Newcastle in Northern Ireland on 6 March 2016.

Penny Mordaunt

The item found on Murlough Beach on 6 March 2016 was a High Explosive Anti Tank rocket, which was used by UK Armed Forces from the early 1950s through to the early 1970s. It was destroyed on site by the Explosives Ordnance Disposal team that attended the incident.