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Sky Wards and Flying Nightingales: Nursing in the RAF

April 26, 2017, 5:00pm BST - 7:30pm
Library and Heritage Centre, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Nursing

Ty Maeth
King George V Drive East
Cardiff CF14 4XZ
United Kingdom

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Nurses have worked in the Royal Air Force since 1918, developing unique skills caring for the in-flight sick and wounded. George Cuthbert, the custodian of the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service archive, explains the fascinating story of these so-called ‘Flying Nightingales’. Flt Lt Paul Evans will contrast this history with his own experiences today. He has extensive aeromedical experience, and was involved in the transfer of Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey to the UK.

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