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Drones Event
by David Allen - Tuesday, 2 October 2012, 4:08 PM

The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education

Drones Week of Action

6-13 October 2012



Saturday 6 October

10.30-11.30am: Demonstration at the UAV Engine Factory, Lynn Lane, Shenstone, near Lichfield. This is to mark the start of the peace walk during which a group of walkers will visit sites associated with drones.


Monday 8 October

7.30-9.00pm: Queen’s chapel. A meeting of information, witness and prayer to support the Drones Week of Action.


Friday 12 October

10.30-11.30am: Queen’s vigil and act of witness at the UAV Engine Factory, Shenstone.



Note 1: Travelling by train, depart University station 9.45, arrive Shenstone 10.27. Depart Shenstone 11.48, arrive University station 12.30, in time for lunch. Ticket: £7 return.


Note 2: The unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) is a form of military technology being used by the United States, Israel and Britain to carry out reconnaissance and extra-judicial executions on the territory of other countries. They are the cause of numerous civilian casualties and are outside international humanitarian law. British drones, formerly operated from the United States, will soon function from RAF bases in England. For more information see the Drones Campaign Network website.


Note 3: The Drones Week of Action is sponsored by the Drones Campaign Network, a consortium of many organisations, and is part of International Keep Space for Peace Week. 

The UAV Engine Factory in Shenstone makes engines for drones. It is owned by Elbit Systems of America, an Israeli-owned military company.



For further information on these events, contact:

Andy McCosh,

Adam Dickson,

Chris Collins,

or Professor John Hull,