Anti-nuclear campaigners have criticised the decision to transport nuclear warheads over a distance of almost 450 miles to the Coulport armaments depot near Helensburgh during the pandemic. A convoy carrying the weapons is understood to have left the Atomic Weapons Establishment site at Burghfield, Berkshire, on Wednesday morning and arrived at the storage facility on Loch Long, 442 miles away, that evening. The Nukewatch UK campaign group claims the convoy would have involved at least 50 personnel, including a crew change, and said it travelled along the M6 and on the M8 through Glasgow city centre.
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