Navy veteran left with cancer after bomb test – court hears

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A ROYAL Navy veteran told London’s High Court on Friday how witnessing two nuclear bomb tests more than 50 years ago left him with life–threatening cancer.

Arthur Hart observed the two tests – codenamed Mosaic One and Two – off the Pacific island of Monte Bello in May and June 1957 while serving on HMS Diana as an 18–year–old engineering apprentice.

The 71–year–old, of Greenbank Road in Stockton Heath, was stationed on the destroyer’s upper deck during the blasts. His role was to hose down fellow crewmen to prevent contamination in the boiler room.


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