atomic veteran


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atomic veteran

n.
A former member of the armed forces who was exposed to radioactivity during the testing or use of atom bombs.
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Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to The Charity For Atomic Veterans and The Northern Oesophago Gastric Cancer Fund.
Council leader and armed forces champion Coun Mel Nott said: "By passing this motion we are sending a clear and concise message on behalf of the communities we represent that our nation should recognise our debt and obligation to the atomic veterans and their families.
Of the nuclear powers Britain is the only one not to recognise and compensate atomic veterans.
Servicemen who took part in these tests between 1952 and 1958 have become known as the Atomic Veterans, and many believe they were used as guinea pigs to study the effects of radiation.
He told the Labour leader: "While I know that defence issues are not a devolved matter the Isle of Man government, also without defence issues devolved to them, has decided to compensate atomic veterans living on the island.
But MoD lawyers maintain that the surviving atomic veterans and the widows of those who have died have left it too late to sue.
Original Child Bomb includes interviews with two members of the Atomic Veterans Association actively involved in anti-nuclear advocacy (and still seeking acknowledgment and compensation from the US Government) after suffering from exposure to radiation at the hands of the US military, both in Japan and during post-war nuclear testing.
The IREP was originally developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to aid the Department of Veterans Affairs in adjudicating claims of atomic veterans (U.
antinuclear group, the Alliance of Atomic Veterans, said his group is gravely concerned that Indian and Pakistani soldiers might fall victim to nuclear tests, citing examples in the United States.
ATOMIC veterans have won the right to pursue the chance to sue the Ministry of Defence - more than 50 years after witnessing nuclear blasts.