http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8 ... _firearm_/
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IT may be three inches long and made of plastic â€" but that didnâ€™t stop a toy soldierâ€™s gun being branded a â€œfirearmâ€ by zealous airport officials.
Ken Lloyd and his wife bought the â€œsignaller crouchingâ€ figurine during a recent visit to the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Garrison.
But when the box containing the figure passed through the scanning machine at Gatwick airport, security officials declared the tiny plastic rifle a â€œfirearmâ€.