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Casualties and medics


3 RIFLES suffered heavy losses during Operation Herrick 11. Thirty lives were lost and many more were injured, some seriously.

Every patrol had a specially trained Combat Medical Technician with them, who would give emergency treatment to a wounded soldier. On constant standby at Camp Bastion was a specially equipped Chinook helicopter with a full surgical theatre in the back. It would often land under heavy enemy fire to pick up wounded soldiers.

Medics also had their part to play in winning the trust of the locals, and would treat people they met on patrol, or who came to the gate of the base seeking assistance.

Rifleman Moore

Rifleman Moore describes the occasions when he was blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device and hit by a bullet from a Taliban fighter.

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Lance Corporal Sarah Bushbye

Lance Corporal Sarah Bushbye recalls being called into action as a medic.

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Rifleman Duffy

Rifleman Duffy remembers what happened after the Jackal he was in was blown up.

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Lance Corporal Callaghan

Lance Corporal Callaghan shares his worst experience of Operation Herrick 11.

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Sapper McGowan

Sapper McGowan on the experience of being a casualty and returning to patrol.

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