This summer the US drone company General Atomics is bringing the latest version of its Predator drone – called ‘SkyGuardian’ – to undertake test flights over England and Scotland from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, and RAF Lossiemouth, north of Inverness. Civil society groups and journalists have documented hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians who have been killed in US drone strikes around the globe. However the drone wars continue to expand, and these flights are to demonstrate the new drone to European and other militaries as well as trialling new technology that will enable such drones to fly in civil airspace.
Further background: New details of US drone flights in UK this summer raise concerns over safety and corporate cronyism.
Please note these events may be subject to last minute change due to COVID.
We will post details of changes here.
- Join us on Saturday 14 August at RAF Waddington from Noon to 3pm. Bring banners, placards, friends and lunch. We will remember the wonderful Penny Walker and ‘Fly Kites Not Drones’ in her memory.
Where is RAF Waddington?
RAF Waddington is four miles south of Lincoln on the A607. The address is Lincoln, LN5 9NB. See the RAF Waddington website here. We will gather, as previously, outside the High Dyke Gate.
To get there by bus catch the no.1 bus from Lincoln to Grantham which stops by the base – timetable. Lincoln bus station is opposite the train station.
- Join us on Saturday 18 September at RAF Lossiemouth from Noon to 3pm. Bring banners, placards, friends and food to share.
Where is RAF Lossiemouth?
RAF Lossiemouth is about forty miles north-east of Inverness on the A96. The address is Lossiemouth, Moray, IV31 6SD. See the RAF Lossiemouth website here. We will gather outside the main gate.
Getting to RAF Lossiemouth by public transport is pretty difficult but details are here. If you are coming by car and can offer a lift, please do contact us and we can let people know.