SAF safely disposes of 7 war relics found at Changi Airport construction site

A member of SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team assessing the relics.
A member of SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team assessing the relics. PHOTO: THE SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called into action again, after seven war relics were found at a construction site near Changi Airport Terminal 2 over the weekend.

This is the third war relic discovery in under a month - a 105mm British projectile was found in Sengkang West on Jan 22, while a 155m projectile turned up in a Changi Coast construction site on Feb 9.

Both were successfully detonated.

Announcing the latest find in a post on The Singapore Army's Facebook page on Tuesday (Feb 16), SAF said its EOD team worked through the night to safely dispose the relics on site at midnight.

The relics had been assessed to be two 3.5-inch and 3-inch projectiles, a point detonating fuse, a 40mm anti-aircraft round, a 0.5-inch empty cartridge and two 0.303 empty cartridges.


From left: The 3.5-inch and 3-inch projectiles, point detonating fuse, 40mm anti-aircraft round, 0.5-inch empty cartridge and two 0.303 empty cartridges. PHOTO: THE SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK

"A big thank you to our EOD team for always being ready to keep our nation safe!" the post added.

Last year, SAF announced 11 incidents of war relic disposal on social media.