LEGACY of the ATOMIC BOMB
RECOGNITION for ATOMIC TEST SURVIVORS
LABRATS International has evolved from Nuclear Veterans Worldwide. This is our history. (We will update this page as people and organisations are added/ removed from the directory, or there are any other significant moments)
22nd May 2018 - Nuclear Veterans Worldwide logo is created by Mr Smith for Mr A Owen, based on the Still Engaging an Invisible Enemy logo which was also created for Mr Owen both paid for from personal funds. Both images are copyright Mr A Owen. Images are provided to the BNTVA for their use in the medal campaign and on literature to promote Nuclear Veterans Worldwide.
27th May 2018 - Nuclearvets.com domain name registered by Mr A Owen and paid for from personal funds.
September 2018 - At a board meeting of the BNTVA at Sand Bay, Pontins, Nuclear Veterans Worldwide is introduced as an individual project controlled by Mr Owen. The BNTVA board agree to support it and promote it to get Worldwide recognition and awareness for the Veterans. It is unanimously agreed by the board that this is not a BNTVA project, but will help Mr Owen as much as they can. It is agreed that information can be cross posted from the BNTVA to Nuclear Veterans Worldwide to ensure maximum awareness. This was on the understanding that no funds from the BNTVA are to be used for Nuclear Veterans Worldwide and Mr Owen must financially support the venture.
September 2018 - Nuclear Veterans Worldwide is presented at the National Association of Atomic Veterans in Portland Oregon and NAAV asked to join the directory.
October 2018 - March 2019 - Directory of interested organisations created, with the BNTVA and FALLOUT being the founder members. NZNTVA, Living Islands, Fissionline, NAAV all added.
5th March 2019 - Facebook page created.
May 2019 - Susan Musselwhite introduces Nuclear Veterans Worldwide at the BNTVA Conference at Chateau Impney.
September 2019 - Nuclear Veterans Worldwide is presented at the National Association of Atomic Veterans in Ohio.
September 2019 - May 2020 - Videos, research documents, links and members are added to the Directory.
18th May 2020 - NCCF ask to be removed from the directory. This is actioned at their request.
15th June 2020 - LABRATS is created as an unincorporated Charity in the UK. The three founding trustees are Alan Owen, Susan Musselwhite and Melanie Owen.
24th June 2020 - Nuclear Veterans Worldwide becomes LABRATS. Nuclearvets.com domain is shutdown and and information is transferred to www.labrats.international. All members and subscribers to the site are emailed introducing the name change and informed that their entry can be updated or removed at anytime.
24th June 2020 - Facebook page updated and new Twitter account created. (@atomiclabrats)
14th July 2020 - BNTVA Chairman asks for MoD documents and 60 at 60 videos to be removed from the site. This is actioned immediately at their request.
18th July 2020 - VFP Golden rule are added to the directory.
28th July - Still Here (75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) are added to the directory.
4th August 2020 - BNTVA board ask for their entry in the directory to be removed. This is actioned immediately at their request.
4th August 2020 - BNTVA board ask for the FALLOUT entry in the directory to be removed. This is actioned immediately at their request.
11th August 2020 - Paul Griego added to the Directory
25th August 2020 - Book library updated
1st September 2020 - Nic Maclellan added to the Directory
12th September 2020 - LABRATS (LEGACY OF THE ATOMIC BOMB. RECOGNITION FOR ATOMIC TEST SURVIVORS) CIC Company number 12874772 is incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 as a Community Interest Company; is a private company, that the company is limited by guarantee, and the situation of its registered office is in England and Wales.
20th September 2020 - LABRATS becomes an official ICAN Partner. ICAN added to the directory.
29th September 2020 - The Atom Project added to the directory.
30th September 2020 - LABRATS ICO Registration added - ZA791344.
1st October 2020 - Beyond Nuclear International added to the directory.
19th October 2020 - LABRATS becomes a member of the CIC Association.
31st October 2020 - Joseph Mangano added to the Directory.
1st November 2020 - LABRATS joins the working group for Marshall Islands Nuclear Remembrance Day 2021.
16th November 2020 - Menu re-design.
30th November 2020 - ATOM Publication added. Subscriptions for quarterly publication added.
1st December 2020 - Nuclear Free Local Authorities added to websites.
4th December 2020 - Health Survey pages updated with Infographics and College of the Marshall Islands added.
15th December 2020 - Ernie Rogers story link added to websites.
15th December 2020 - Amanda Coates added to the Directory.
16th December 2020 - Veterans4Families link added. LABRATS join the Veterans4Families directory.
29th December 2020 - All links to BNTVA removed at organisations request.
3rd January 2021 - New Marshall Islands Video section added.
4th January 2021 - Jaroslav Krasny added to Directory.
7th January 2021 - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War added to website links.
12th January 2021 - TM Fitzgerald added to the Directory.
13th January 2021 - LABRATS sign the Armed Forces Covenant in the UK.
24th January 2021 - ATOM publication added
22nd February 2021 - We welcome Susan Musselwhite & Melanie Owen to the Board of Directors
24th February 2021 - Aotearoa Lawyers For Peace added to the Directory
25th February 2021 - REACH-MI added to the Directory
26th February 2021 - Eric Barton added to the Board of Directors
9th April 2021 - Still Glowing added to the Directory
11th April 2021 - Nuclear Nightmare poem by G F Coggon added to the site.
25th April 2021 - TikTok and Instagram links added
6th May 2021 - Hiroshima Links Added
9th May 2021 - Remediation of Contaminated Lands - The Maralinga Lessons added
9th May 2021 - Maralinga and the Disposal of Nuclear Waste added
9th May 2021 - The Effects of High-Yield Nuclear Explosions added
16th May 2021 - Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium added to the Directory.
4th June 2021 - Twitter Pages Updated
4th June 2021 - DOMINIC RECA UK added to the Directory.
10th June 2021 - Letter of refusal from AMSC added.
10th June 2021 - LABRATS becomes a member of Social Enterprise UK and can display the Certified Social Enterprise logo.
21st June 2021 - Nuclear Savage added as a link.
29th June 2021 - DOMINIC RECA UK Remembrance Day Video added
29th June 2021 - Imperial War Museum Video Links added
14th July 2021 - Further research papers added
16th July 2021 - Multi-Currency added to the site. ($USD)
29th July 2021 - Ten French videos added to the site.