Info

Afghanistan: Op Tora Pishaw 5

Lead man Pte John Cameron from 3 SCOTS (The Black Watch) sweeps forward with his mine detector seconds after after an IED explosion just inside the doorway of a compound. Private Stephen Bainbridge, aged 25, from Kirkcaldy was gravely wounded in the blast 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
Filename
AFG-CONTACT IED-CASEVAC-JPH-030.jpg
Copyright
Jason P. Howe 2011
Image Size
5616x3744 / 4.4MB
Contained in galleries
Lead man Pte John Cameron from 3 SCOTS (The Black Watch) sweeps forward with his mine detector seconds after after an IED explosion just inside the doorway of a compound. Private Stephen Bainbridge, aged 25, from Kirkcaldy was gravely wounded in the blast 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.