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The Government is facing calls for a public inquiry into chemical weapons tests carried out on soldiers at Porton Down during the 1950s. Jon Robins reports Gerald Beech was one of the so-called ‘volunteers’ that took part in tests at Porton Down, the Government’s chemical and biological weapons laboratory in the Wiltshire countryside. He was […]

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