On this day 3 October1952
On this day 3 october 1952 The first British nuclear bomb test took place at Montebello Islands, Western Australia.
Dragonfly helicopters from the escort carrier HMS Campania flew over the site very shortly after the explosion. One flown by Lt Cdr Denis Theodore John Stanley, of Thruston, Andover, and Observer Herbert John Lambert (42), of Carnoustie Angus, collected samples of sea water to be tested for levels of radioactivity. (The Mercury, Hobart 4 November 1952)