Marchers enter bridleway
John and radomes
Radomes and Knight Rider
Letter to Col. David Frye
Police cars on A43
Peace picnickers 1
Peace picnickers 2
The peace march and picnic at USAF/ ‘RAF’ Croughton, which now seems to have become an annual event, took place on Saturday 24 September. As anticipated, the number of participants was lower than before, only around 40-50, as so many had decided to take part in the London march called for the same day.
However, it was a highly enjoyable occasion with perfect early autumn weather, warm and sunny, though one or two people nearly lost their shoes while walking through the muddier sections of the bridleway round the base. We had a variety of music to accompany the proceedings including guitars, a saxophone, and the Sea Green Singers. There was excellent vegetarian food including homemade soup and cakes.
Speakers included Juliette McBride, Rip Bulkely, and Lindis Percy of CAAB (Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, http://www.caab.org.uk/) who stressed the importance and sinister nature of ‘RAF’ Croughton.
I hope to receive a copy of Lindis’s speech in the near future, which I will publish to the newswire.
For more background on the Croughton base, please see a previous Oxford Indymedia article: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/oxford/2003/10/278728.html