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|Subject: Cutting Edge - Air Hospital. Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:34 pm|| |
The C-17 Globemaster is one of the world's largest military transport
aircraft, capable of carrying anything from tanks and helicopters to
troops and supplies. But when the emergency call comes the plane
is transformed into a hospital with everything needed to bring often
terribly wounded service personnel home to their families in less than
36 hours from the point of injury. Flying from Brize Norton, the
RAF's Critical Care in the Air Support Team (CCAST) has given this
Cutting Edge documentary exclusive access to film missions as their
elite medical staff and pilots bring injured service men and women back
from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. With a top speed of over 500
mph, and flying at 28,000 feet, it's a world away from the medicine
available in previous conflicts. Flying into war zones, the medical team
and crew put themselves in the line of fire to bring 121 critically
injured patients back to Britain in 2009, more than twice as many as in
2008. From 'walking wounded' personnel to those on life support,
the documentary follows dramatic human stories, as well as reflecting
the dedication and wry humour of the CCAST crew as they fight to bring
their patients home safely.
Thoroughly enjoyable hours worth of tele.....
Everyone involved is fuckin amazing, soldiers and medics alike....
One soldier who was wounded when an Afghan policeman they were training turned his AK47 on them all...
"he came at me and emptied his magazine, he only shot me 6 times which was lucky for me..."..
Ta TW for the sig.
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|Subject: Re: Cutting Edge - Air Hospital. Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:40 pm|| |
Yep a truly great prog those guys and girls are amazing
|Subject: Re: Cutting Edge - Air Hospital. Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:38 am|| |
Just watched this on 4oD
These people should be the ones getting honoured by the Queen, not fuck'n celebrities.
Very interesting documentary.
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