Welford Anti-Militarist Camp | 15.03.2003 16:34
Anti-war protestors have set up camp near RAF Welford, Berkshire, the US munitions dump which is the bomb store for USAF Fairford. They plan to watch the base round the clock and take direct action to stop bombs from being taken to Fairford. Come and join the camp!
Anti-war protestors have set up camp near RAF Welford, Berkshire, the US munitions dump which is the bomb store for USAF Fairford. They plan to watch the base round the clock and take direct action to stop bombs from being taken to Fairford.
RAF Welford is run as a satellite to Fairford by the 424th Air Base Squadron and the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston. The base’s primary mission is to support the bomber forward operating location at RAF Fairford. It is certain in the event of war on Iraq bombs will be taken from Welford to Fairford. Although Fairford has a small supply of bombs, once these have been used bombs from Welford will be transported by lorry to Fairford, 38 miles away.
Stopping the bombs getting to the bombers is one of only a few ways people can have a direct effect on the war, but more people are needed.
Please come and join the camp even if you can only stay for a short time.
To get to the camp:
By road: Follow the Works Access route off the M4 East-bound between Junctions 13 and 14.
By public transport: Buses 146 and 147 go from Newbury to Upper Shefford.
See this website for location of RAF Welford and Welford village: http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?X=440000&Y=172500&scale=50000&coordsys=gb
When you get near the camp call 07817 061183 for more detailed directions.
If you are able to get to Welford or Fairford very quickly when the bombs begin their journey and would like to be contacted as soon as this happens in order to join the protest, either at Welford or Fairford or to block the lorries en route, please phone 07817 061183 and we will add you to our list of contacts.
USAF Fairford is 8 miles east of Cirencester, 10 miles north of Swindon and 20 miles west of Oxford. Fairford is on the A417 going east to west, or along the A361 going north to south, turning onto the A417 at Lechlade village.
For more information call 07817 061183.
Welford Anti-Militarist Camp