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Old 29 Jun 16, 18:13
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Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
The real issue was that they were not told what they were volunteering for and thought it was some sort of tear gas test for which they got paid a few bob - IIRC there were National Servicemen involved and it was nothing to do with protection against terrorism. At the time the UK was considering building up stocks of chemical weapons as a deterrent to a Soviet use of the same.
My deceased father-in-law, after he finished his supervision and work on the pneumatics and hydraulics in the V-bombers on Christmas Island, would sometimes join the line up of those facing the nuclear breeze, after the test explosions. He was a regular Air Force chief tech.
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