The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) evolved in 1992 out of the long campaign of protest at the American base at Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire; local people having expressed their concerns at the arrival of the US Army at Menwith Hill in 1951. We have continued to build on the work and struggles of many people over the years since the arrival, occupation and control of the US Visiting Forces in the UK.
There is a demonstration every Tuesday evening (6-8pm) outside the main entrance to Menwith HIl – we are now into the 12th year. Please come and join in – one way to see the base, learn about/what the base does and a chance each week to bear witness and be a voice of opposition – saying to the people who work on the base “Tonight there are people here who oppose what you do”. Come for as long as you like – you don’t have to stay the two hours! Bring yourselves and banners.
We concentrate on the presence, role and functions of the US Visiting Forces and their Agencies in the UK (also world wide). Our long term aim is to send the US Visiting Forces and their Agencies back to within their borders.
Where are these bases? (which are all referred to as ‘RAF’ but are in fact under the control and occupation of the US Visiting Forces and their Agencies)
National Security Agency of America (NSA) Menwith Hill – near Harrogate North Yorkshire
United States Air Force (USAF) Mildenhall – near Brandon Suffolk
USAF Lakenheath – near Brandon Suffolk
USAF Alconbury – near Huntingdon Cambridgeshire
The Deep Space Tracking Facility and Near Space Center at Feltwell – near Thetford Norfolk
Joint Analysis and Intelligence Infusion Center (JAIIC) Molesworth near Molesworth Cambridgeshire
USAF Fairford – near Letchlade Gloucestershire
USAF Croughton near Northampton Northamptonshire
RAF Fylingdales near Pickering North Yorkshire (run by the RAF but Missile Defense component is joint shared)
……..significant US military presence at RAF Digby, GCHQ Morwhenstow and many more.
For more information refer to THE BASES page