Welcome to the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association

The BNTVA is the premier UK charity representing all people who have worked with or alongside radioactive material for the benefit of this nation.  Formed initially to campaign for recognition and restitution of our Servicemen who participated in the British Nuclear Tests the organisation has evolved over the years to share it’s knowledge and heritage with people from all walks of life.

The British Nuclear Testing Programme ran between  1952 and 1967, it was the largest Tri-Service operation since the D-Day landings. over 20,000 servicemen participated in the  Weapons Tests. The development of these superweapons bought the United Kingdoms place at the world superpower table.

The cost in human terms has never been fully calculated nor appreciated:

in the blinding light of the bombs a shadow was cast across the lives of so many people

120Health & Wellbeing Information

Health professionals will find the main source for health, wellbeing and experience of UK social care for Nuclear Test Veterans can be found in the ‘2010 Health Needs Audit’ available at


Snapshot Survey of the basic levels of health in British Nuclear Test veteran family trees has recently concluded and the research will be published shortly

Current Research

The BNTVA are currently conducting a survey into British Test Veterans Descendents:

The Health Audit of NTV Descendents is an individual in-depth analysis of of the health and wellbeing of individual NTV descendents, the aim is to reproduce the 2010 HNA but with the children and grandchildren enabling a more informed perspective.  All information is managed within our strict Data Protection Policy.  To take part in this survey please email survey@bntva.com for more information and to request your authorisation code and access link.