Campaigning by the Celtic League gets a mention in this article by ‘Declassified UK’ which reveals the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) pilots not only get aircrew training but fly weapons strikes with armed aircraft at ranges in the UK.
The revelation that armed foreign aircrew operate in the United Kingdom is not unique but until now it has always been assumed that this applied ONLY TO NATO countries operating with the constraints applied by the RAF and MOD.
The revelation that armed training aircraft flown by Saudi aircrew are ranging over the United Kingdom ups the ante considerably and should be a source of concern to many MHKs particularly in Wales and Scotland where there are air firing or bombing ranges. The Celtic League were fairly certain the aircrew training at RAF Valley included live firing at the ranges at Pembrey Sands in South Wales however ‘Declassified’ also speculates that Garvie Island near Cape Wrath is used in addition to Tain in Scotland.
There Is also an Irish sea bombing range just north of the Isle of Man at Luce Bay in SW Scotland but the Celtic League believe that this is exclusively used by the Private contractor Qinetiq – although occasional contracted use by the RAF for training cannot be ruled out.
The ‘Declassified’ article also reveals that 25 civil airports assist the Saudi training including Ronaldsway.
Here’s the link:https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/…/2020-09-11…/amp/…
Image; RSAF strike on civilian houses at Sanaa, Yemen – Saudis hone their skills over Britain with live firing.
Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (11th September 2020)