‘I looked down and saw bones through my hand’

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NUCLEAR test veterans and relatives have spoken of their pride at helping keep Britain at peace, as a High Court battle to get Government recognition of health problems caused by atomic fallout gets under way.

Christopher Jefferies, now aged 71, was part of the air crew that dropped the first H-bomb over Christmas Island in May, 1957.

About 30 members of the Valiant Squadron still hold a reunion lunch every year, celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2007.


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