• Short Summary

    THE TECHNIQUE OF FLYING PATIENTS TO ENGLAND FROM BASES AROUND THE WORLD WAS DEMONSTRATED IN ADEN RECENTLY BY BRITAIN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE TRANSPORT COMMAND.

  • Description

    THE TECHNIQUE OF FLYING PATIENTS TO ENGLAND FROM BASES AROUND THE WORLD WAS DEMONSTRATED IN ADEN RECENTLY BY BRITAIN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE TRANSPORT COMMAND. THE OPERATION IS CARRIED OUT FOR BATTLE CASUALTIES, SERIOUSLY ILL SERVICEMEN OR MEMBERS OF A SERVICEMAN'S FAMILY AND, IF NECESSARY, WHEN A PATIENT REQUIRES SPECIALIST ATTENTION.

    THESE "WINGED WARDS", THE TERM USED BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, HANDLE AN AVERAGE OF 2,500 PATIENTS EACH YEAR. THE SERVICE HAS MANY ADVANTAGES, CHIEFLY AMONG THEM ARE THE SPEED IN WHICH ATTENTION MAY BE GIVEN TO THE INJURED AND THE FACT THAT HELICOPTERS CAN OPERATE IN THE HARSHEST OF TERRAINS.

    THE SERVICE DATES BACK TO 1918 AND REACHED A PEAK IN THE WARTIME YEAR OF 1944. THEN "CASEVAC", ITS ABBREVIATED TITLE, HANDLED 300,000 CASES. THE BRITISH HAVE AIR AMBULANCES STATIONED AT ADEN, CYPRUS, MALTA AND SINGAPORE BESIDES HOME-BASED ONES. SPECIALIST MEDICAL TEAMS ALSO FLY TO PATIENTS TOO ILL TO MOVE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9F4P1GZWGU1S2TT0PCFLSZKKM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F4P1GZWGU1S2TT0PCFLSZKKM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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