On November 3rd it will be exactly 40 years since I first
become involved in the peace movement.
I remember this exact date as I was on a sitdown outside of a
company which made military plane equipment that was
being used in Vietnam.
It was my 19th birthday when I joined a demonstration
outside of a company called Elliott Automation.
Elliott Automation made navigation equipment which was
used upon American Military Aircraft in Vietnam.
I knew no one upon the demonstration, but felt that it was
important to show my opposition to the war
What happened on the demonstration,
& information upon Elliott Automation,
appeared within Peace News: –
November 1st & 8th 1968.
If you look very carefully:
you can see me in a photo of the demonstration that was
published within Peace News.
The first copy of Peace News I ever purchased was sold to
me by a street seller outside of Holborn Tube station.
It was dated November 8th 1968.
While upon the demonstration I picked up a leaflet about
the Peace Pledge Union ( PPU ).
I joined the PPU,
started to read Peace News,
and the rest is history.