This camp has been temporarily postponed to avoid a clash with ROYAL AIR FORCE WADDINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW. New date to be announced ASAP
Helen John will be at RAF Waddington setting up a permanent peace/protest camp on Saturday 30th June 2012, in response to the expected arrival of drone pilots who will ‘remotely pilot’ UK Reaper drones, from Waddington.
Since her preliminary visit to Waddington last September, Helen has been busy attending meetings with other anti drone campaigners and speaking to interested and concerned groups nationally and people in local city Lincoln.
She has decided now is the right time to establish a permanent presence at the airbase and is calling for fellow campers to join her and for all possible visits and support.
A bank account has been opened for the camp, details will be here shortly for anyone able to make a donation to help cover costs.
There is a current ‘wish list’ for anyone able to help with equipment. An immediate requirement is a 12volt battery with solar charger and inverter for phone charging.
Also needed is a small caravan – if anyone has one they could donate, please contact us!
It is now intended that Waddington Peace Camp will be a women’s camp, but hoped that men will visit the camp during the day. Much help and support is needed and asked for.
Helen can be contacted at camp on 07971675776, or Kate acting as camp ‘ground support’ is on 07748015601, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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