When David Purse was sent to Australia, he thought it would be a “wild adventure” in a little-explored place. However, the RAF flight lieutenant’s posting to a remote area called Maralinga was to test atomic weapons. Son Steve, 47, from Prestatyn in Denbighshire, puts his own “unique” condition down to “a rare genetic mutation” caused by radiation. The Ministry of Defence said three large studies found no link between the tests and ill health. But a study at Brunel University is currently looking at the possibility genetic damage from the tests has affected the children of personnel.
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