of 22 March demo at Fairford and the B52s
letters of support for Fairford Peace
Peacewatch at Welford - April 2003
These pictures were taken on 22 March
2003 at the national demo at Fairford.
They show the messages of peace brought to the US Air Base
from all over the country, despite the massive police presence
and attempts to restrict people's right to protest.
They also show the B52s which had returned earlier in the
day from bombing raids on Baghdad. The B52s are monitored
by the Fairford Peace Camp.
The camp has managed to establish itself at Gate 10, near
to where the B52s are located in order to monitor their
activity. However, more help is really needed, particularly
with people to stay at the camp.
More pictures of the 22 March demo and the Peace Camp
Letters of Support to the Peace Camp
The peacecamp at Gate 10, USAF Fairford was established
on March 2nd to: Peacewatch at Gate 10 was established on
2nd March 2003 to:
- peacefully protest by maintaining a round-the-clock watch
outside Gate 10
- inform the world about the build- up to and continuance
of the bombing campaign.
A couple of weeks back the campers tried, in vain, to get
Gate 10 established as a regular mailing address. As far
as they are aware, nothing has yet got through and they
desperately need a deluge of letters and postcards. You
don't have to write much, just hello, and you don't have
to give your name if you don't want. For the moment, please
don't enclose anything in case it holds things up while
they get the analysis squad in. A huge sack of mail every
day (or even a little one!) will show how much public support
there is for the camp.
Please send your cards to: Brenda, Peacewatch, Gate 10,
USAF Fairford, Near Kempsford, Fairford, Gloucestershire
More information on the
Peace Camp and how you can help and the continuing protests
A new Peacewatch at Welford
- April 2003
The new Peacewatch is just next to the bridleway footbridge
over the M4. For the location, see
A military base near Welford north of Newbury in Berkshire
is where the deadly bombs are made to supply the 16 B52s
based at USAF Fairford in Gloucester. Every morning, lethal
weapons convoys join the M4 between junctions 13 and 14
just north of Westbrook village and using 'public roads'
make their way via the motorway or the A417 and 419 to
Gate 14 at USAF Fairford.
Two of the crew who started G10 Peacewatch at USAF Fairford
have set up a Welford Peacewatch just next to the footbridge
on the bridleway over the M4, within sight of the access
road to the military base, where the convoys can be observed
at a safe distance.
People, visitors and overnight campers are urgently needed.
Please bring food, water and camping gear so that you are
self sufficient. Visitors are very much needed, whether
for an hour or two or a few days. Donations or loans of
the following would be extremely useful:
+ water, bottled or containers of tap
+ gas in canisters for camping stoves and lamps
+ wind up radio
+ solar or wind up phone charger
+ cooked food like cake or sarnies for the first few days
+ flags and banners, especially ones
which say Welford Peacewatch
There has been an upsurge in activity at USAF Fairford
in recent days, with 10 b52s taking off over the past 24
hours, more than at any time since the bombing started.
We urgently need to get this information out to the peace
movement in general, so more watchers are always needed.
Peacewatch at Gate 10 was started on 2nd March 2003 by
Kate, Nick and Brenda. The two reasons for keeping this
round-the-clock watch opposite the centre of the runway
at USAF Fairfield are to: - peacefully protest by maintaining
a continual presence - inform the world about the build-up
to and continuance of the bombing campaign.
Peacewatch at Welford will maintain the spirit and purpose
of the G10 Peacewatch. The police have visited the site
this morning, and to date reports are 'all is cool'.
Do take care with parking in Westbrook village or surrounding
area, and make sure you don't block gates or drives, and
stay quiet and respectful.
Phone 07932 628 269 for updates, directions and more information.
If you want your details added to the Fairford Peacewatch
supporters list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at Welford Peacewatch !!