11-Oct-2019 • Bond 25
The crew of the 25th James Bond film 'No Time To Die' caused a security scare at an RAF airbase after they accidentally left behind a van.
"Up to 400 personal were evacuated on Tuesday night at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, and the base put on lock down while bomb dogs investigated the suspect vehicle," reported The Sun.
When security staff realised the van’s security passes had lapsed they ordered a lock down at around 7pm. As hundreds were cleared from a huge cordon rumours quickly spread that the vehicle was packed with pyrotechnic explosives, but defence insiders said it was not.
A source told the paper : “They were filming parts of the Bond film here last week and some of the crew used the sergeant’s mess for lunch. Everything was packed up on Friday but amazingly one of the vans was left behind outside the mess. I don’t know if it was the film company or the hire company, but someone reported the van. Sniffer dogs from a bomb disposal unit were sent in to investigate immediately. A 300 metre cordon was put in place while it was assessed by bomb disposal teams. It is an unbelievable blunder to have caused such a massive security risk."
Service personnel and their families were only allowed to return at midnight, sources said.