Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Insight: Britain’S Secret Biological Weapons Tests - In The Bahamas

The HMS Ben Lomond which was used in Operation Ozone.

By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Chief Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE little-known fact the country was once used as a site for biological and chemical warfare testing by both American and British governments has resurfaced with local activists drawing links to the need for a functioning Freedom of Information Act.

Save The Bays legal director Fred Smith, QC, told The Tribune he was shocked to learn of warfare testing in the early 1950s.

British scientists and military personnel - in two secret operations - tested the efficacy of biological weapons on animals 60 miles off the coast of Nassau without the knowledge of local people. The tests ran until 1957 when the British abandoned this type of research and destroyed stockpiles.  Read more >>