of a suntan may be exaggerated as witnessed by the hardy
veterans of the Second World War, who spent lots of time
stripped to the waist, and without head protection, in the
burning heat of the North African desert or fighting the
Japanese in the Far East.
a group, soldiers and sailors who served in these areas are
prone to rodent ulcers, otherwise
commonly known as Basal
Cell Carcinomas, on the exposed parts of thier skin, which
are relatively easy to treat with either surgery or
Plastic surgeon Hamish Laing, writing in the British Medical
Journal, points out that those people who are affected
by these cancers should be
aware that they may be entitled to an additional war
diagnosed with this condition, make sure your consultant and
GP are aware of your service record.
details can be obtained by contacting the Veterans agency on
0800 169 2277, or online
I don't know
if this will cover anyone in the peacetime navy, but its
worth a try.