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The role of the RAF Medical Branch

  • Air Cdre David McLoughlin CBE
  • Interview by: Ewan Burnet


What makes us different

is we're there to support the RAF

So we're very much focused on the RAF role

is the air

So, so that is the specialist roles

It provides the air component

and we're very focused on supporting that.

So all our people have come through

they learn about the wider RAF

they understand

and we provide specialist roles

for Aviation Medicine, where we train

and flying and the whole point

and risk to life of flying.

We treat people in the air.

So medical emergency response

and Afghanistan

and to this day we continue to provide

So that is a service

in modern form since the Second World War.

365 days a year, 24 hours a day

anywhere in the world if you're injured

or you're sick, we will come

and that services for all of defense

And people will know from news broadcasts

of us bringing very sick people, injured

People will know that we have moved people

such as Ebola, Lassa fever,

using their transport isolator and more

in road traffic accidents, broken

So that is a

and and every day of the year

teams and doctors and nurses on call

And at the moment we do about 3000

so still quite still quite busy.

So those real specialist areas

it's all supporting the air

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