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 joined the M69 it was very spread out the police halted all traffic in atrocious weather conditions. The convoy escort waved other traffic on and the convoy vehicles moved onto the hard shoulder to reform. It then turned off into Gamecock Barracks. After a break the convoy continued north on the M69 to join the M1 and arrive at RAF Leeming late afternoon.

Stopped on haul road by FPC

On Tues 21st March it was picked up coming up the A68 onto the Edinburgh Bypass at about 2pm. It then turned off to go to Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik for a break.  Rejoining the Edinburgh bypass at Lothianburn it went via the M8 & M9 to Stirling then turned onto the A811 towards Balloch. Heading up Loch Lomondside it turned off on the Haul road to arrive at Coulport around 6pm.
However on its last leg as it passed above Faslane it was briefly halted by members of Faslane Peace Camp. There were no arrests.

After a record two weeks stay at Coulport the convoy headed south again on the morning of Tues 4th April travelling through Stirling to Edinburgh and a break at Glencorse Barracks before heading down the A68.

Lothianburn 4 April 2017

The following day April 5th it was spotted on the A1 and then the M1 and was tracked from the A43 onto the M40 and then down the A34 to the M4 and into Burghfield.

Tweet from Mark Ruskell

 

There was a lot of social media activity including a tweet from Member of the Scottish Parliament Mark Ruskell.

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