Welcome to the BNTVA
The British Nuclear Test Veterans Association (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.
We are committed to sharing the legacy of our nuclear community with the wider public, through Illustrated Presentations, Documentaries and Publishing Research.
Our story is presented in schools and colleges, at meetings of interested groups (Probus and Rotary), Internationally through the Nuclear Survivor Community and Academia.
We are currently conducting and funding research into all aspects of the Nuclear Community experience covering Genetics, Mental Health, Physical Health and Sociological Experience.
This research drives our Educational aim reducing uncertainty and anguish within the Nuclear Community, Informing wider society to identify areas where help and policy can be developed to enhance wellbeing and reduce suffering.
The lessons of the Nuclear Community are not just applicable to that community they have impact across any group of people who may have suffered genetic damage from nuclear or chemical contaminant either directly or through inheritance.
The education and research we have traditionally fostered has supported the Nuclear Community in developing its knowledge base.
With the introduction of the Aged Veterans Fund the BNTVA has been able to create the Nuclear Community Charity Fund which is delivering a wide portfolio of projects benefiting our Nuclear Community not least the Care & Wellbeing Fund which provides goods and services to community members to ease suffering and increase wellbeing.
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The BNTVA is the premier UK charity representing all people who have worked with or alongside radioactive material for the benefit of this nation. Our Primary aims are Education, Research and Support.