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Re: HMS Bicester & nuclear testing
Posted by: David H ()
Date: November 24, 2003 06:08PM

<HTML>Martin

If he died in 1946 I doubt that he would have been present at any nuclear bomb tests.As far as I am aware the Americans were the only nuclear power in 1945 and they tested in the remote desert areas of the USA. Further the 'Bicester' was a 'Hunt' class destroyer, and as far as I know they did not serve in the Far East.

The first British atomic bomb was exploded in October 1952 ('Operation Hurricane').

The British H-bomb tests were were carried out between 1954 and 1957 in Australia or on Pacific Islands and the series at Christmas Island in 1957 ('Operation Grapple')involved a sizeable naval contingent during which personnel were mustered on the upper deck during the test. Although they actually faced away at the point of explosion to avoid seeing the flash.</HTML>

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HMS Bicester &amp; nuclear testing martin palmer 11/24/2003 01:19PM
Re: HMS Bicester &amp; nuclear testing David H 11/24/2003 06:08PM
Re: HMS Bicester &amp; nuclear testing ROBERT M. 12/06/2003 12:37AM


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