CND is horrified at the Royal Navy’s plan to host a National Service of Thanksgiving to mark 50 years of the so-called ‘Continuous At Sea Deterrent’ (CASD) nuclear weapons operation in Westminster Abbey.
It is morally repugnant and sends out a terrible message to the world about our country. It says that here in Britain we celebrate weapons – in a place of worship – that can kill millions of people.
The service is set to take place at noon on the 3rd May. We will be holding protests outside Westminister Abbey on the day of the service. Ahead of the celebratory event, we are putting pressure on the Church of England, politicians and the Ministry of Defence to cancel the service.