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Old 21st Nov 2022, 16:45
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Any nuclear test survivors on here?

It appears you are to be finally being recognised and issued with a medal.
Having a friend that was there during the testing, I do hope he gets it, but they should all get compensation too!

The PM announced that their contribution to our safety and way of life will be recognised with a new medal.
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Old 21st Nov 2022, 18:36
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Late and cheap, albeit deserved.

And the Officer's' LS&GC is still time barred. My 30 years, and my wife's 25, are unworthy of recognition. Forgive me if I don't give a sh*t about this belated posturing.

Incoming expected. Feel free.
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My Mum's next door neighbor. But he hasn't got long to go, partly thanks to the tests.
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Old 22nd Nov 2022, 12:54
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I might apply for a posthumous medal for my Dad who flew through a mushroom cloud in 1958. He died in 2009 aged 77, so not really old but for his generation........ He had an unusual cancer, but also smoked a pipe for 60 odd years ...... His pilot on that trip was at his funeral and apparently fit and well.

Don't know what to glean from all of that. Also, although when alive he had immense sympathy for those who had no choice but to be there (and should be recognised and compensated) he took the view that he and his fellow aircrew were all volunteers and didn't feel he had the right to any special treatment.

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I wonder whether the time spent ‘sniffing’ on 27 Sqn contributed to my BiL’s brain tumour.
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
It appears you are to be finally being recognised and issued with a medal.
Having a friend that was there during the testing, I do hope he gets it, but they should all get compensation too!
About time too.

The testing done in Australia by the UK was pretty shabby all round.

On being a "test" survivor, does being overhead Chernobyl in the flight levels, 30 minutes after it blew up count? Rather hope it didn't.
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Originally Posted by deltahotel View Post
I might apply for a posthumous medal for my Dad who flew through a mushroom cloud in 1958. He died in 2009 aged 77, so not really old but for his generation........ He had an unusual cancer, but also smoked a pipe for 60 odd years ...... His pilot on that trip was at his funeral and apparently fit and well.

Don't know what to glean from all of that. Also, although when alive he had immense sympathy for those who had no choice but to be there (and should be recognised and compensated) he took the view that he and his fellow aircrew were all volunteers and didn't feel he had the right to any special treatment.

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I read an article many moons ago, I think in Flypast or Aeroplane Monthly that when the aircraft landed and the aircraft were decontaminated, most crews got out before the decontamination was done except one where the Captain insisted everyone stayed on board and fried in the heat until the aircraft was decontaminated, years later his crew thanked him as they were all still fit and healthy while a lot of the other crews had passed on.
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