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nuclear test veterans - LABRATS

LABRATS represents nuclear veterans, atomic veterans, scientists, civilians, and their families across the world who have been affected by the Atomic / Nuclear Testing program.  We are one big family, connected together with one common bond.  Our Education, Recognition and Awareness program is a new ERA for the community.

The Atomic family, includes Veterans, descendants, indigenous people and organisations that represent all aspects of the Atomic tests. Thousands of people have been affected by the tests, and there are many organisations across the world representing these people. LABRATS brings all of these organisations together in one place. We want your stories and your input for our site.

medal applications are now open!

Applications for the Nuclear Testing medal which covers UK and Commonwealth troops, civilians and local employees in Australia and the South Pacific, under UK command, between 1952 and 1967 are now open. There is no minimum time period of service, and it includes those who were posted to the testing grounds before and after tests were carried out. Next of kin may also apply.


Our free education resource is available 24/7, 365 days a year to anyone who wants to find out more about nuclear testing across the world. Let Jessie, Runit, Dom and Kitty teach you. With interactive quizes, testimonies and footage.

online directory

Our Member Organisations and Individuals from across the world are listed in the directory. This online directory is the first of it's kind in the world, allowing people to contact their representatives within their country, ensuring that they are not forgotten and can receive any help they need.


help us 

Support us and receive regular updates via our quarterly magazine 'ATOM'
nuclear test veterans - LABRATS ATOM Magazine


Decendants study using the world-renowned Danieli inventory. 


Videos from across the world.

Veteran testimonies, test footage, historical info and documentaries.

"I'll never forget that fateful day,
The day they stole my innocence away.
"Christmas Island" 1957, The 8th of November,
Is the day that I will always remember."

Alan Lockwood R.A.F. Equipment Section (Tent D11. Grapple X&Y 1957/8)