The Advisory Military Sub-Committee denied the British Nuclear Test Veterans a medal, claiming that the risk and rigour aspect of their service was not enough. We believe that this report from 1954 proves that the servicemen were exposed, were experimented on and that the government knew of the risk to men and continued to test weapons.
This scientific report shows the risk and rigour of the servicemen and exposes the truth behind the tests
The executive summary outlines the findings of the report:
We have examined the report and extracted the evidence which shows the exposure, the inadequate protection and how these men were used for experimental purposes. You can view the full report here:
Inhalation of Fission Products by Human Beings
Protective Clothing - Thermal Stress
This 1954 report also details zoological studies, with the studies continuing, these results have never been published.
This evidence shows the exposure of the men, their suits inadequate, their bodies contaminated, the hats providing no protection, the sweat rags contaminating their bodies which was difficult to remove. 16.2.3 is the most damning evidence:
'At various times, men entered the radioactive areas without respirators'
How can you deny these servicemen a medal? This evidence along with evidence prepared by the BNTVA and other organisations is overwhelming, these men were part of an experiment, a testing program, a unique one, which deserves to be recognised as such.
This evidence has been sent to the AMSC for consideration at their January meeting. You can read our 28 page report sent to them by clicking here.