Veterans of UK nuclear weapons tests win battle for medal


              British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, fourth from right, and Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Johnny Mercer, third from right, attend a commemoration for veterans of Britain's nuclear test programme, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Nuclear test veterans and their families are hopeful that the government will announce a medal recognising their service. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)/PA via AP)/PA via AP)
            
              British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left, meets Atom bomb test veterans Ed McGrath and Eric Barton during a commemoration for veterans of Britain's nuclear test programme, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Seven decades after Britain detonated a nuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean, troops who took part in the country’s atomic weapons tests are being recognized with a medal. The Nuclear Test Medal is a victory for veterans and their families, who have long campaigned for recognition. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
            
              Atom bomb test veteran Eric Barton reacts after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that Nuclear test veterans will receive a medal recognising their service during a commemoration for veterans of Britain's nuclear test programme, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Seven decades after Britain detonated a nuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean, troops who took part in the country’s atomic weapons tests are being recognized with a medal. The Nuclear Test Medal is a victory for veterans and their families, who have long campaigned for recognition. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
            
              British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, center left, arrives for a commemoration for veterans of Britain's nuclear test programme, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Nuclear test veterans and their families are hopeful that the government will announce a medal recognising their service. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)/PA via AP)/PA via AP)
            
              People are overcome by emotion as they attend a commemoration for veterans of Britain's nuclear test programme, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Seven decades after Britain detonated a nuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean, troops who took part in the country’s atomic weapons tests are being recognized with a medal. The Nuclear Test Medal is a victory for veterans and their families, who have long campaigned for recognition. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
            
              British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks at the National Memorial Arboretum during a commemoration for veterans of Britain's nuclear test programme, in Alrewas, England, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Nuclear test veterans and their families are hopeful that the government will announce a medal recognising their service. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)/PA via AP)/PA via AP)
Veterans of UK nuclear weapons tests win battle for medal