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  1. My Falklands Story Part 15: My chance to join the RM’s on the Falklands.

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    PART 15: My chance to join the RM’s on the Falklands for the final push.
    So once Goose Green was re-taken, the move came to head to the final mountain range so Stanley could be retaken without leaving pockets of resistance behind. As the gap between the front line troops & the main Dressing Station at Ajax Bay got further & therefore longer, someone decided a few extra medic’s pulled from the Uganda would be useful.

    Lt Butters was a commissioned medic (not a doctor),
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  2. My Falklands Story Part 14B: He's stolen my finger!

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    Part 14B: ‘He’s stolen my finger!’

    Basically it was about cutting the dead white skin away from the healthy pink skin underneath the ‘white rubber glove’. Starting at the wrist & working down to the nails. Mostly the skin came away very easily as it had separated from the healthy skin, the serous fluid was sometimes jelly like underneath & if the skin was still attached we left that bit on. In this process I managed to get the dead skin off one of his fingers in one piece &
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  3. My Falklands Story Part 14: He's stolen my finger!

    [QUOTE=Simon Bolivar;176947]Part 14: ‘He’s stolen my finger!’
    After the first day on the Burns ward, I went to my cabin to find a bluey on my bunk. However tired you are, reading bluey’s is compulsive so as I lay on my bunk, I read the most surprising letter from the RG. One day out of the blue she had heard from my Mother, who suggested they all go out for dinner together so they could get to know her & offer each other some mutual support. I was utterly amazed by this revelation. I had ...
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  4. My Falklands Story Part 13B: The Welsh Guards & Chinese Laundrymen Arrive.

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    Part 13B: The Welsh Guards & Chinese Laundrymen arrive.<o></o>

    Re-reading Dr Jolly's book reminded me of other details I’d forgotten. Like the reason we didn’t get these patients the very next morning is that there were no choppers spared for this duty. The generals had the few available choppers flying stores fwd to support the frontline troops & it could be argued that the best way of saving lives was to push on to Stanley & finish the conflict. The longer
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  5. My Falklands Story Part 13: The Welsh Guards & Chinese Laundrymen Arrive.

    [QUOTE=Simon Bolivar;175320]Part 13: The Welsh Guards & Chinese Laundrymen arrive.<o></o>

    As I write this episode this morning we have the builders in fitting a new roof for our extension. The drilling noise is constantly in the background, the power keep going off & the interruptions are endless. The perfect setting to getting back into Uganda thought train & trying to capture this important part of the story. Half way through the episode & a familiar ...
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