Anti-war campaigners have today been protesting against the use of drones outside RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire.
ITV News' Carl Dinnen reports:
Chris Nineham, from the Stop the War Coalition, believes armed drones are fundamentally wrong, and he will campaign until the technology is banned.
Hundreds of peace campaigners have started marching from Lincoln to RAF Waddington, in protest of a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.
The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles earlier this week from the airbase in Lincolnshire.
Previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, the aircraft are used to support coalition ground forces in Afghanistan.
Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want are estimated to walk the four mile route in around two hours.
Ahead of a planned protest outside an RAF base today against the UK's use of armed drones in Afghanistan, War on Want senior campaigns officer Rafeef Ziadah said:
Anti-war protesters are set to gather outside an RAF base today to voice their opposition to the UK's use of armed drones in Afghanistan.
Members of the Stop The War Coalition, CND, The Drone Campaign Network and War on Want will march from Lincoln to nearby RAF Waddington.
The RAF began remotely operating its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles deployed to Afghanistan from the Lincolnshire airbase earlier this week.
In a statement, the RAF said it had started supporting the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan ground troops with "armed intelligence and surveillance missions" remotely piloted from RAF Waddington.
The aircraft were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada.
The Ministry of Defence could face criminal charges over the death of a Red Arrows pilot at RAF Scampton in Lincoln. Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham died when he was ejected from his Hawk T1 aircraft and the parachute failed to open.
Now Lincolnshire Police have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service who are expected to decide whether charges should be brought against the MOD by the end of the month.
A soldier from the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment killed in Afghanistan on Sunday is expected to be named later. He was on patrol fighting insurgents when he was shot. He was a member of the same battalion that lost five soldiers in March.