It was early and probably most were asleep, but not for long. The very next day, British nuclear protesters threw paint on the SR-71. Several days later crews flew low passes over the protesters tents near [the RAF air base].
: E Anyone remember the Greenham Common Tepees and the news that one night a car had pulled up when they were sleeping, the flap opened and a large selection of fishing maggots were chucked inside..... What part of premeditated criminal damage to a front line jet putting it out of action does not constitute SABOTAGE. :cool: Detached from RAFG, we were warned there was a CND camp outside Lossie and we were to avoid talking to them etc...
Who knows if these particular jets were destined for RSA, it is irrelevant. Should the need arise they would be frontline UK in short order. In fact, no nukes at any RAF base-as opposed to RAF Lakenheath, which is a USAF base masquarading as a RAF base since the WE169 was taken out of service. First night there sampling the local brew downtown and staggering back past it to see four of our guys in it having a party with some of them. Several days later crews flew low passes over the protesters tents near [the RAF air base]. Agree that those guys should be happy of not catching "flying lead". It was quite common to see Quakers and Methodists at the gate as the site emptied in the evenings, usually they were just handing out leaflets and chatting while the traffic lights changed.
LOL - reminds me of a group of anti-war demonstrators turned up at RAF Gutersloh one Sunday lunchtime; demanding we cease storing nuclear weapons; in view of the fact it was pouring down with rain, we didn't have the heart to leave the Sgts Mess bar and go and tell them we didn't have any.
:)A pity the use of lethal force is not authorised within an area which is under the protection of the Official Secrets Act.
The Ministry of Defence has begun an inquiry after a woman allegedly damaged a Tornado aircraft at RAF Leuchars in Fife.
A 48-year-old woman is due to appear at Cupar Sheriff Court on Wednesday after the incident.I wonder what would happen to these two if they tried trespassing at the Lockheed plant in Fort Worth. 2004 Always felt weird being on the main gate, by yourself for 2hrs..certainly gave you a friend to talk too.. In fact, no nukes at any RAF base-as opposed to RAF Lakenheath, which is a USAF base masquarading as a RAF base since the WE169 was taken out of service. Nothing new about 'activists' not being prosecuted for vandalizing military aircraft in the UK.Perhaps one of out Texas based members could enlighten us? BBC NEWS | UK | England | North Yorkshire | Peace woman walked into RAF base ( at RAF Leeming? :ugh: I was the pilot in this video, but did not fly the SR-71 out of RAF Greenham Common.We used to wave cheerily to the protestors on the way out in the morning and on the way back in at the end of the day. Liverpool juries are a little "different" when it comes to punishing people who break the law, just ask Ken Dodd. EAPSome of the protesters even manage to get the hammers returned to them!Over here in the US you would choose a jury in California - who would probably also have given them a payment from court funds. After the trial they were handed back the tools they used to attack the plane, which will presumably be used again for exactly the same purpose at some point in the future.RAF Leeming (1986) whilst it was under 'care & maintenance' had a peace camp for about 3 weeks. Two arrested over 'disarming warplanes' at BAE Systems in Warton - BBC News ( Also, hmmm.... I've never been comfortable with a basically very odd country like Saudi using high tech weaponry to bomb ten bells out of a pretty unsophisticated civvy population in the Yemen. Since the initial skirmishes the Iranians have ratcheted up their involvement and support to the Yemenis as part of their geopolitical moves against the Saudis.