Veterans deserve support

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I WAS very interested to read the article (Citizen, 3 August) about former March soldier, Robert Harvey’s support for a court ruling allowing veterans of nuclear weapons tests to seek compensation.

Mr Harvey is a member of the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association (BNTVA), which has been fighting a lengthy legal case against the government.

He is among hundreds of veterans and their families who are trying to get compensation from the government, for health problems they claim were caused by nuclear testing in the 1950s.

Veterans are expected to ask the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, to give them the go-ahead to launch damages claims at a hearing in November.

I would like to give Mr Harvey and all his BNTVA comrades and their families my full support in their claims for damages, even though there is still some way to go.

JOHN SMITHEE

Wisbech