Veterans’ awareness day invite

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FORMER March soldier Robert Harvey is offering to help veterans of nuclears weapons testing in the 1950s attend a special service at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire next month.

The Awareness Day event, which is being organised by the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association is being held on September 10 and Mr Harvey is asking anyone interested in attending the ticket only event to get in touch with him on 01354-651975.

In the meantime, the association, which has decided to adopt the Forget-Me-Knot as its symbol, is awaiting the outcome of an appeal hearing to be held in November to determine whether members can claim compensation for health problems they blame on nuclear testing in the Pacific in the 1950s.