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    Prime Minister Recognises ‘Extraordinary Service’ and ‘Sacrifice’

    Prime Minister

    “I am incredibly pleased that money from the Aged Veterans’ Fund has been allocated to support our nuclear test veterans. We should all be grateful for the extraordinary service of those who participated in the UK’s nuclear testing programme and the sacrifices they made to ensure our country could effectively defend itself during the Cold War and into the present day.
  1. Hang on a minute, I'm just getting comfy......

    OK, crack on.
  2. How much money is available? Most of the "Grapple" vets have CTB, so who is going to benefit?
  3. (granny)

    (granny) Book Reviewer

    It's just rhetoric. The powers that be really don't give a damn. It's been 58 years since I took part in 'Grapple 'Y''. I'm one of the lucky ones. Apart from a series of heart attacks some years ago, I'm comparatively well. There are some horror stories out there.
    Excuse my being thick onions... what's CTB?
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  4. Caught The Bus
    Other euphemisms are available. :)
  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Crossed the Bar
  6. See :)
  7. Fewer than 2,500 survive from the 22,000 Christmas Island veterans. The youngest is over 75.
    Most of the available money is being spent on further research establishing, presumably, just what the 20,000 died of.
  8. (granny)

    (granny) Book Reviewer

    The Mandarins of Whitehall will make sure that 'they' aren't to blame for anything.

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