Join peace activists to mark the 40th anniversary of the Four Day Peace Blockade at USAF Upper Heyford

Between the 31st May and June 3rd 1983, one of the largest ever set piece civil disobedience demonstrations took place at USAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire. This was then home to six F-111 planes armed with live nuclear weapon always on standby in what was called the Quick Response Area.

More than 5,000 people took part and 752 people were arrested – one of the highest numbers of people ever detained at a peace protest.

The airbase has since been mothballed, but with the Doomsday Clock advancing to 90 seconds to midnight, peace and protest will be commemorated and celebrated on June 2nd and 3rd through a number of activities planned by former peace campers and supporters. Please join them!

Friday 2 June
• 12 noon – walk the perimeter of the fence (7.5 miles) starting at Ardley – meet outside the White Lion just off Junction 10 of the M40. NB please contact the organisers if you require directions and/or help with transport.

Saturday 3 June
• 10:30 for 11:00 – reunion and meeting “Looking back, looking forward” at site of old Peace Camp (Portway off Camp Road)
• 12 noon – walk to Heritage Centre which includes some displays about the camp (arrive 12:30 and leave 13:30)

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Upper Heyford
OX25 5HQ