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© London News Pictures. 11/06/11. AFGHANISTAN. Cpl Matt Purssey is one of the paramedics on board the MERT. During one of the call outs he begins to prepare bags of fluid containing blood and plasma, as early reports suggest that the casualty will be a possible amputation. 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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