Three Counties CAAT say, “We are concerned that an arms fair showcasing some of the world’s largest arms manufacturers is to be held at the premier venue in our region, the Three Counties Showground. (Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire) The Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) is due to be held in November and is sponsored by BAE Systems, whose military exports to Saudi Arabia are implicated in thousands of civilian deaths in the civil war in Yemen. The arms trade often fuels conflict and oppression. Many churches, universities and others have withdrawn investment from companies engaging in harmful activities. To host an arms fair is not an apolitical act and this is not a straightforward third-party booking. Such a fair conflicts with the Showground’s charitable aim ‘to promote agriculture, rural crafts and conservation for the public benefit’. They will be telling Three Counties Showground not to host the 3CDSE arms fair, with friends from Malvern Individuals for Peace and other concerned local groups. To join the campaign, email Three Counties CAAT.