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Angels with wings (and morphine): do RAF winchmen need to be paramedics?
  1. L Dykes,
  2. D McDowell,
  3. Edward Griffiths,
  4. Richard Taylor, (RAF Winchmen)
  1. North West Wales NHS Trust, Gwynedd, UK

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    Royal Air Force (RAF) Search and Rescue (SAR) Sea King helicopters with winching capability enable casualties to be reached in locations inaccessible to other emergency services (eg cliffs, boats). RAF SAR exists primarily to rescue military personnel, but most jobs are civilian.

    New winchmen undertake paramedic training during their first …

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