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© London News Pictures. 11/06/11. AFGHANISTAN. Flight Sergeant (FS) Tony Kyle is the emergency department nurse and he is also responsible for listening to the troops on the ground and the aircrew as they make an assessment where the safest place will be to land, which is particularly important when there is still a conflict on the ground. The RAF Regiment's Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) is made up of two teams based in 'Main Operating Base Bastion', they are responsible for extracting casualties from anywhere within Helmand Province. The MERT consists of a doctor, an emergency department nurse and two paramedics. In addition four Royal Air Force Regiment gunners provide armed protection when they land and leave the helicopter to collect the casualty. Caption must read Alison Baskerville/LNP...
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