Groups doing actions at military
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'
RAF St Athan, South Wales
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
Citizens' Weapons Inspectorate, started by students from the
United World College of the Atlantic in South Wales. Contact email@example.com.
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.
Weapons Inspectors, Bristol CND: Phone/fax: 01749 830 717,
at 'RAF' Fairford
Also see more information on Fairford here.
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.
Peace Camp, 01436 820 901, faslnia@faslanepeace camp.org.
0845 4588 366, firstname.lastname@example.org;
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)
Students Against the War (CamSAW) or phone David (07931 855888).
Norwich CND: Phone 01603 631007. LAG - see Lakenheath.
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.
Action Group (also for Mildenhall and Feltwell): Davida
Higgin, email@example.com or phone (01508) 550446 or
Alistair and Gail 01842 829979
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.
Stop the War
Menwith Hill &
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fylingdales Action
Network: 01947 896481. Yorkshire
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
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
Contact: email@example.com, www.risc.org.uk
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