Qinetiq and the Llanbedr Airfield announced on October 22 that the airfield is 'open for business to test flight operations of RPAS, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems '. Drones will arrive soon in 2015 after a 90 day period that will establish a 'segregated airspace' to link Llanbedr with Aberporth.
A protest will be held at 12 noon Thursday, October 30th at Llanbedr and also at Aberporth. Photographs of people who have been killed by drones will be tied to the airfield perimeter fence near the entrance.
"We are worried that Wales is being used more and more as a practice ground for killing" said Anna Jane of Caernarfon. "With Epynt, Valley, Aberporth and now Llanbedr, the name of Wales will be associated with an intense training ground for killing techniques.
" With protests happening at both Aberporth and Llanbedr, the intention is announce that not all the people of Wales are happy with this. By showing the faces of people who have been killed, the hope is to create an awareness of the threat of death drones. Destroying life is their aim".
Cymdeithas y Cymod will also be holding a public meeting in Harlech at the end of November to launch a local campaign against the Llanbedr Death Drones.
In June 2014 the words 'No Death Drones' were painted on the Llanbedr runway.
For more information please contact
Anna Jane Caernarfon 0790 154 5114
Awel Irene Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth 0786 7790 971
Angharad Tomos Penygroes 01286 882134
Sian a Guto ap Gwynfor Llandysul 01559 362 649