Join local people from Greater Rushmoor Action for Peace in resisting the Farnborough International Air Show on the day it opens. There will also be other protests on other days.
On the opening day, we will assemble on the public area of the junction of Government House Rd and Queens Gate Rd (near Queens Roundabout), Farnborough.
Join us at any time between 9am and 5pm. From 10.30am -11.30am Quakers will hold a Meeting for Worship, followed by candle-lighting, a silent vigil, witness testimony, and speakers.
(Car parking is available at Napier Gardens GU14 6EF or Peabody Road Car Park GU14 6ER).
What is the Farnborough Internatinoal Air Show?
The show welcomes companies from the arms and aerospace industry including makers of military planes, helicopters, missiles, drones, satellites/space, components and maintenance.
This year sees a heavy presence from arms companies including Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Raytheon, Leonardo, Elbit Systems, Rafael and many more.
The Farnborough Air Show functions in part as an arms fair, with arms companies displaying their products to representatives of various governments and armed forces.
It is marketed as a family day out, which not only covers up the arms fair element, it also presents people - including children - with an image of war and military aircraft as exciting and glamorous.
Protests are organised by local people belonging to Greater Rushmoor Action for Peace and backed by national organisations such as the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and the Peace Pledge Union (PPU).
All groups and individuals committed to peace are welcome to bring banners, flags, posters to say NO to Farnborough International Airshow.