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Files released show orders to shoot nuclear intruders at Faslane in 1990

Cabinet files reveal plan to shoot nuclear intruders 

PM Margaret Thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was “horrified” that the intrusion had succeeded.

The papers are among records filed in 1989 and 1990 and released on Friday……..

‘Grave danger’ at Faslane

Three anti-nuclear demonstrators successfully cut through the perimeter fence at Faslane, on the Clyde, in the early hours of 10 October 1988. The demonstrators went through an open submarine hatch to reach the control room of HMS Repulse, a ballistic missile submarine, where they sprayed anti-nuclear slogans before being arrested.

A fourth demonstrator attempted to swim into the base, but was caught…….

Since the Eighties, anti-nuclear protesters have peacefully camped outsideFaslane, which is now the home of Trident nuclear weapons…….


December 30, 2016 - Posted by | history, safety, UK

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