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Hi all at History Revealed,

I always buy this amazing magazine, even though we in Australia get it months behind the UK.

I was blown away by the ‘Bikini Bombshell’ piece (Snapshots, July 2016). As my father was a first lieutenant in the Royal Navy, who served in the Second World War and its aftermath, he was one of the many seamen who towed the warships into place around Bikini Atoll at various positions.

I have in my possession the white ensign from Navy Destroyer HMS Aimwell, which played an active role in the Bikini nuclear detonations in 1946. My father gave it to my mother back in 1950 and told her, “I am not seeing this flag go down with the ship”. So, he took the ensign and hid it until he was back in the UK.

My father died back in 1952 from lung problems, which was at least partly caused by the radiation. But I have been talking to my aunt (now 95 who has given me a clearer picture. HMS Aimwell was indeed a tug boat which took the warships out to their final resting places, and was left in the blast zone with them, as the amount of fuel required to get them back to safety was not economical for the Navy.

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