Christmas Crackers Photo Gallery
In a more than symbolic act, water from the Urakami River, Nagasaki, was poured at the main entrance to the nuclear base in Faslane on Christmas Day 2006.
"At the time of the Nagasaki bombing in 1945, between 15,000 and 16,000 Catholics - the majority of the approximately 20,000 people of that faith in Nagasaki and about half of the local population - lived in the Urakami district. It is said that about 10,000 Catholics were killed by the atomic bomb." (Source).
Christmas Crackers stopped singing Christmas Carols for a moment to think about the people of Nagasaki.
At Faslane Britain currently deploys four Trident nuclear submarines, equipped with US missiles and up to 200 warheads made at Aldermaston in Berkshire.