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Veteran claims three generations of family left with deformities due to nuclear test radiation exposure via Eastern Daily Press

When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations. Aged just 24, the RAF serviceman was stationed on an island … Continue reading

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Home News Real Life Stories British Army Families still suffering birth defects and cancer from relatives serving during nuclear bomb via The Mirror

BY SUSIE BONIFACE British scientists exploded nuclear bombs in the South Pacific in the 1950s. Today, 153,000 of the servicemen’s descendants cursed by birth defects, miscarriages and cancer are still battling for compensation. Illness finally caught up with one veteran … Continue reading

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Nuclear test veteran: ‘We watched blasts in shorts – no wonder two-thirds of my family have birth defects’ via The Mirror

For decades, nuclear test veteran Bob Fleming believed what successive Governments told him. The patriotic ex-RAF serviceman accepted their insistence that the blasts he witnessed caused him no harm. Even as odd illnesses began to strike his children, Bob and … Continue reading

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