RAF Medics Treat a Casualty During Exercise Capable Eagle
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Medical Staff practise casualty treatment during Exercise Capable Eagle at RAF Leeming.
Royal Air Force medics have been responding after a simulated air attack on a North Yorkshire airfield.
RAF Leeming was playing the part of a foreign airbase being used by UK and French forces, as part of Exercise Capable Eagle, a test of the two countries’ ability to mount a combined air operation.
The exercise saw personnel planning, preparing for and flying missions, while facing a series of challenges.
One of those was an ‘attack’ by aircraft from 100 Squadron – itself normally based at RAF Leeming. 100 Squadron’s main role is to support training for all three services, including acting as an enemy when required. The simulated attack left a number of simulated casualties, giving the RAF’s healthcare experts a chance to test their skills.
While their colleagues are operating in Afghanistan daily, there is still a need for military medics to prepare for other possible operations. And Exercise Capable Eagle has given them the opportunity to do that.
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