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Convoy breaks down on M40 – May 2017

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A convoy of four warhead carriers with all the escort vehicles left Burghfield on the morning of Monday May 15th and headed along the M4 and up the A34 past Oxford. As it was joining junction 9 of the M40

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Nukewatch reports increase in nuclear weapons transport during 2016

Movements of the United Kingdom’s nuclear weapons increased significantly in 2016 when compared with recent years which suggests that modernised warheads are being introduced into service, according to an annual summary of warhead convoy movements published by Nukewatch (available to

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April Convoy heads to Coulport

A convoy was spotted on the A34 near Oxford on the morning of Tuesday April 25th. It had not been loading up in Burghfield so must have left from AWE Aldermaston. On the morning of Wed April 26th it was

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March 2017 Convoy – stays until April!

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A warhead convoy left Burghfield on the morning of Monday 20th March and went by way of the M4 and A34 onto the M40. It left at junc 10 and travelled along the A46 to the M69. Just as it

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A lunch date at Gamecock Barracks, Nuneaton?

A convoy left Burghfield on the morning on March 6th and headed west on the M4 then up the A34 and onto the M40. Late morning it turned off on the A46 and went around the Coventry Eastern bypass before

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Nuclear Information Service report on nuclear weapons accidents

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‘Playing With Fire: Nuclear Weapons Incidents & Accidents in the UK’ is a new report by the Nuclear Information Service that discusses the accident record of the UK’s nuclear weapons programme over its 65 year history, looking across the full

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Convoy October 24th 2016

On Mon 24th October 2016 a convoy was spotted heading north on the M6 and by mid-afternoon was in Preston.  The following day, Tues 25th it continued north via Stirling arriving at Coulport in mid-afternoon. This convoy had a fast

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Campaigners Question Local Police Preparedness for Nuclear Convoy Incident

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NUKEWATCH SCOTLAND   Press Release: 10th October 2016 CAMPAIGNERS QUESTION LOCAL POLICE PREPAREDNESS FOR NUCLEAR CONVOY INCIDENT   The citizen monitoring group Nukewatch, which observes and reports on the movement of nuclear weapons within the UK, has written to Scotland’s top

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New report highlights warhead convoy accident record

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Convoys which transport the UK’s Trident nuclear warheads have been involved in a series of collisions, breakdowns, and equipment failures, according to a new report by an award-winning journalist. The report, written by the Sunday Herald’s Rob Edwards and published

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Nuclear Weapons Convoy Stopped Twice!– Sept 2016

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A convoy left Burghfield on the morning of 14th Sept and went east to the M25 and then north on the A1. By late afternoon it turned off the A1 into RAF Leeming for the night. On the 15th it

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Nukewatch Policy

We think that it is very important that Nukewatch continues to monitor the safety of UK nuclear warhead convoys, and that Convoy dangers are highlighted to the general public and those along its routes.

But we still think it's important that Nukewatch is not seen to be helping potential terrorists. So we do not put technical information on the websites such as vehicle number plates and short break locations in lay-bys. We only put out convoy movements in advance to our own network. This also means that we would not alert the media in advance, except to contact known and trusted journalists who might come along to report a convoy passing.