Nuclear Weapons Convoy Stopped Twice!– Sept 2016

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Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik.

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 continued on the A1 stopped for a break at RAF Boulmer and then heading to the Edinburgh bypass. After turning off for a break at Glencorse Barracks it continued on the Edinburgh bypass and the M8 and M9 to Stirling.

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Brian Quail being removed from under convoy escort vehicle.

As it left the motorway and passed below Stirling Castle it was halted by two protesters. Brian Quail and Alasdair Ibbotson calmly slowed one vehicle then stopped the one after it. As Alasdair lay in the road Brian wriggled underneath it. It took 15 minutes to get them removed and the convoy rolling again. Video here

As it emerged at the other end of the Stirling road (A811) at Balloch it was again halted, this time by two members of Faslane Peace Camp. Video here. Eventually it made it to Coulport around 7pm.

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Faslane Peace Campers halt convoy in Balloch

It left again to travel south on the morning of 19 Sept, heading through Stirling and down the M80 to join the M74. After Penrith it turned East along the A66 towards  Scotch Corner and the A1.

It was back in Burghfield on the morning of 21 Sept

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