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Sign the Pledge of Resistance against an attack on Iraq
 
 

Groups doing actions at military bases

Here are some details of the main military bases where groups are protested against the attack on Iraq. It is not exhasutive and there are many other bases where protests can take place. Look in your phone-book under 'army'

Reclaim the Bases!
22-25 August Summer Camp at Aldermaston. More details.

For other events at bases, including regular vigils, see events and actions


RAF St Athan, South Wales
Between Barry and Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan, this now the RAF's only maintenance base. It carries out maintenance and modifications on all of the frontline fixed-wing planes of the RAF and Royal Navy.
Contact: International Citizens' Weapons Inspectorate, started by students from the United World College of the Atlantic in South Wales. Contact info@icwi.org.


RAF Fairford
The biggest bomber base in Europe, one of only three forward bases (outside the USA) for B-2 Stealth bombers. It is a NATO designated stand-by base and from a low level of activity it can be 'turned-on' overnight, receiving and deploying bombers. US tactics for the attack on Iraq involve massive aerial bombardment in the first two days of the war. The B-2's will play an active role in this, their stealth capabilities will be vital in targeting Iraq's anti-aircraft defences. The base has had extensive refurbishment recently, the largest single NATO expenditure since the end of the Cold War.
Contacts: Gloucestershire Weapons Inspectors, Bristol CND: Phone/fax: 01749 830 717, Peacewatch at 'RAF' Fairford

Also see more information on Fairford here.

Faslane & Coulport
On the west coast Scotland, nr Helens-borough, Faslane is home of the British Navy's Trident nuclear submarine fleet, and Coulport is the nearby site where warheads are stored and loaded onto the subs. The Glen Douglas arms depot is nearby.
Contact: Faslane Peace Camp, 01436 820 901, faslnia@faslanepeace camp.org. Trident Ploughshares: 0845 4588 366, tp2000@gn.apc.org;


RAF Feltwell

A space surveillance station almost certainly involved with Missile Defence and likely to assist in target acquisition for the expected US attacks on Iraq. Feltwell also plays an important role as an electronic warfare and surveillance site as part of an ongoing US National Security Agency effort to monitor commercial, personal, and military electronic communications (phone, email, and radio) worldwide.
Contact: Cambridge Students Against the War (CamSAW) or phone David (07931 855888). Norwich CND: Phone 01603 631007. LAG - see Lakenheath.

USAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall.
Lakenheath is the largest US Air Force-operated base in England, and the most important tactical nuclear bombing base in Europe. There is evidence that around 30 B61 nuclear bombs are deployed there. It is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, used in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequently, and the only F-15 fighter-bomber facility in Europe. NATO and US leaders have asserted that if America is needed again in this region, the 48th Fighter Wing will be called out first. USAF Mildenhall is a staging post for US flights to Europe and holds nuclear weapons based in Europe under the NATO nuclear sharing agreement. Aerial refuelling, special operations, air mobility, reconnaissance and intelligence are run out of RAF Mildenhall and its website says it will provide "global power and global reach. Anytime. Anywhere." Both Lakenheath and Mildenhall are seeing massive increases in activity.
Contact: Lakenheath Action Group (also for Mildenhall and Feltwell): Davida Higgin, dwhiggin@dhiggin.fsnet.co.uk or phone (01508) 550446 or Alistair and Gail 01842 829979

RAF Leuchers
An RAF Air Base in Leuchars, North East Fife, Scotland which has been involved in the bombing of Iraq since 1991. The Tornadoes leaving from here are crucial to the UK mobilisation for war. Our aim on the day is to protest against our governments attack on the innocent people of Iraq and to appeal directly to members of the Air Squadrons not to fight Bush and Blair's war.
Contact:
Edinburgh Stop the War

Menwith Hill & Fylingdales
Located in North Yorkshire, Menwith Hill is a US spy stations and and Fylingdales is an early warning base. Menwith Hill is involved in military and industrial espionage across the northern hemisphere. The UK Defence Select Committee recently approved a request from the US government to use Fylingdales to support their National Missile Defence (Star Wars) project. They said "The factors in favour of that agreement [are] the importance of the UK-US relationship, the improvement to the early warning capability, the opportunity to keep open the prospect of future missile defence for the UK and the potential for UK industrial participation in the programme's further development-outweigh the arguments against." Thus Britain gets sucked even further into the US's crazy military-industrial paranoia and excesses.
Contact: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Campaign, PO BOX 105, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG3 2FE. Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, Tel/fax: 01943 466405 0R 01482 702033, anniandlindis@caab.org.uk. Fylingdales Action Network: 01947 896481. Yorkshire CND

Northwood HQ
This base in North London is home to two NATO headquarters as well as the British Permanent Forces Headquarters - the heart of the UK’smilitary operational planning.
Contact: The d10 Group

Welford
This US muniations dump is a bomb store for RAF Fairford. It is run by the 424th Air Base Squadron and the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston.
Contact: peter@risc.org.uk, www.risc.org.uk



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