The radomes of USAF Croughton, dawn, November 2017
Free Range Themes:
This site is devoted to USAF Croughton (and its outstation, Barford St. John) on the border of Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire – part of a global electronic communications, control and surveillance that works on behalf of the US military and intelligence establishment, projecting of American military power across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
West SATCOM site and a byelaws warning sign,
from near Pimlico Farm, May 2016
This site brings together information about what Croughton is/does, those working to highlight its role in conflict and the use of advanced surveillance and weapons technology, and recent reports/articles which highlight the role of Croughton.
The site comprises four sections:
- ☮ The Main Index (this section)
- News about the site, details of forthcoming events, and work by those highlighting the USA’s military and intelligence activities at this and other sites;
- ☮ USAF Croughton
- Information about the USAF Croughton site;
- ☮ USAF Barford St. John
- Information about the USAF Barford St. John site;
- ☮ The NATO JIAC
- Information about the proposed NATO Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre/Complex at USAF Croughton, and it’s wider role in coordinating US NATO operation, surveillance, and information warfare.
- ☮ ‘Keep Space for Peace 2019’
- Information about this year’s march and rally at USAF Croughton, Noon-4pm, Saturday 5th October 2019.
To contact CroughtonWatch email –
(replacing the ‘☮’ with ‘@’)
All updates to the whole CroughtonWatch site are listed below:
CroughtonWatch YouTube video, October 2020:
A collection of photos of the Oxfordshire Peace Campaign’s annual march and rally outside USAF Croughton, spanning 2016 to 2019, marking the global ‘Keep Space for Peace’ week each October. Although we can’t be there this year, we mark the event this year with a look back at the past year's events, with a music and works specially created by The Oxford Sea Green Singers.
Ramblinactivist's videos 2020/2, Sunday 4rd October 2020:
Recently the media have been complaining that the British Government intends to “break international law” as part of Brexit. In practise these complaints highlight the media’s historic silence when the British Government has routinely broken international law before; in particular, our involvement in foreign conflicts involving the USA and ‘Western’ interests.
Click here to go direct to the YouTube video.
CroughtonWatch, 3rd October 2019:
After five years of work and awareness-raising on Croughton’s role in the “War on Terror”, CroughtonWatch celebrates the demise of plans for an upgraded surveillance and intelligence centre, implicated in human rights abuses and war crimes.
Download press release, here.
Free Range Network, 3rd October 2019:
A new Free Range Theme – ‘Weaponising Big Data’
Following recent successes with the CroughtonWatch project, the network is helping foster ‘Citizen’s Monitoring Groups’ at ‘kill chain’ sites across Britain. The Weaponising Big Data site has been established to support this effort.
The site is a directory to (currently) 24 sites involved in various aspects of cyber- or ‘algorithmic’-war, autonomous drones, and mass on-line surveillance. As the site develops it will work to support groups to taking-on responsibility for policing their own local site.
CroughtonWatch, 1st July 2019:
Ahead of the march and rally at USAF Croughton on 5th October 2019, this short video has been produced to explain the issues behind the operation of Croughton today. More information to come, with details of speakers, in a few weeks.
To watch the video on YouTube, click here.
Free Range Themes, 28th June 2019:
The ‘CroughtonWatch’ site has moved and fallen under the umbrella of the Free Range Network. This new ‘theme’ contains a stripped down version of the old web site. Much of the original content has been preserved, and the ability to update in future has been added. In the meantime, put Saturday 5th October in your diary – the date of the next USAF Croughton March & Rally; starts at noon!