A former soldier, who claims he was used as a “guinea pig” during British nuclear bomb tests in the Pacific, is now awaiting a landmark Supreme Court judgement.

James Keaveny, of Manningham, Bradford, is one of 1,000 former British servicemen fighting for compensation from the Government through the courts.

The 77-year-old, who suffers poor health, was on Christmas Island in the 1950s and vividly remembers the only protection given them during the atomic and hydrogen bomb tests were long trousers and being told to shield their eyes with their hands.

He says he lost count of how many tests he witnessed during his 12 months on the island, but says the consequences have cost him dear.

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