Guernsey Government House

Nuclear Test Medals

Following many years of campaigning, in November 2022, the British Government announced the creation of a new medal intended to recognise the contribution of military and civilian personnel that took part in the various programmes aimed at developing nuclear weapons to be used by the British Armed Forces The announcement was made to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear test. In July 2023, the design of the new medal was released, with a commitment that many eligible veterans would receive their medals by Remembrance Day in November 2023.

Two local veterans, Gerry Robert and Harry Torode were found to be eligible and have been awarded the medal to be presented by His Excellency at a ceremony at Government House on 30th November.