Afghanistan: CONTACT IED.
Private Stephen Bainbridge, aged 25, from Kirkcaldy a soldier with 3 SCOTS (The Black Watch) lays gravely wounded in a compound after an IED explosion which traumatically amputated his right leg and damaged his right so badly that it too later had to be amputated. His life was saved by the swift actions of Cpl John Goodie (21) a medic with 1 PWRR (The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment) who applied tourniquets and first field dressings to get the bleeding under control. Private Chis Watson (21) also assisted in the treatment whilst reassuring the casualty and keeping him alert and responsive. Once he had been stabilized the men CASEVAC'd Private Bainbridge to the MERT helicopter and he was rushed to Bastion Field Hospital. Loya Manda, Nad e Ali, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on the 11th of November 2011.Download