The following report was written three years but the subject is back making headlines in December 2014.
UK nuclear military veterans Supreme Court challenge
Nuclear testing in the past often involved tests using people as guinea pigs. Many western countries carried out such tests within a dangerously close range of their own military personnel.
With ineffective safety clothes and procedures, such tests would no longer be allowed.
Most countries have already come clean and apologised to service personnel involved in, and affected by, nuclear testing. The UK has not.
In September 2014 the Daily Mirror ran the headline "Nuclear test veterans STILL waiting on £25million compensation fund as David Cameron suns himself."
In April Cameron had vowed to set up £25 million fund but it was another failed promise. The Daily Mail report went on:
Shocking research has exposed the devastating toll Britain’s nuclear tests have inflicted on unsuspecting servicemen in the danger zone.
The BNVA says Australia had two decades as a radioactive laboratory.
The damage then is vast.
In late November 2014 David Cameron vowed to “seek a resolution” for the nuclear test veteran.
Time is running out for the veterans.
Cameron must pay up or shut up.