My dad was on christmas island in the 1950's, like 1000's of other ex service men he was exposed to radiation after the huge nuclear bomb was detonated above the island.
All they were told was to sit down, turn their backs away from the blast and put their hands over their eyes, no protective clothing what so ever.
Around 22,000 men are thought to have witnessed the nuclear blasts between 1952 and 1967, with 3000 surviving today.
Of those that remain, it is thought that three will die each month.
The british government is the only one that has yet to admit any wrong doing to its service men.
This campaign can change that, and gain long over due recognition to those that have witnessed the nuclear blasts.
So by signing this petition for me you will be giving relief, recognition and a sense of achievement to thousands of family members of ex service men.
And for the ones that have long past, maybe they can rest in peace knowing that they have been finally recognised for what they endured.
son of stanley burton 38 regiment royal engineers rip.