A BARNSLEY MP who has long campaigned to get nuclear test veterans a ‘well-deserved’ medal has said he’s delighted they will finally be recognised.
After 70 years since the first nuclear test, it has been announced that veterans and their next-of-kin will be able to apply for a mnedal in the coming weeks to recognise the unique and significant contributions of those involved in testing and developing the UK’s nuclear deterrent. ( Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis said: “It’s very welcome news to see applications will soon open and our nuclear test veterans will finally be awarded a medal, righting a 70-year wrong.
“Veterans and their families have fought a long and tireless campaign for justice, it’s only right that their service and sacrifice is recognised.
“Well done to all who worked hard to make this happen.”
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