A veteran of Britain’s biggest nuclear test says his family has been ravaged by illness as a result of his exposure to harmful levels of radiation. National Serviceman John Ward, from West Bromwich, was sent to Christmas Island in the South Pacific in 1958 as a shorthand typist for an RAF air vice marshal. While there he witnessed six nuclear blasts as part of tests for Britain’s hydrogen bomb programme. They included Operation Grapple Y, a 2.8 megaton hydrogen bomb that was the most powerful weapon Britain ever unleashed.
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