Airborne medics test skills for worldwide operations

24 Feb 2012 03:40 PM

Airborne medics from 16 Medical Regiment have been practising the skills they might need for operations around the world on Exercise Serpent's Anvil this week in York.

Troops from Colchester-based 16 Medical Regiment tested their techniques and the high-tech, lightweight equipment they will use to provide medical care as part of the Airborne Task Force (ABTF) - the British Army's rapid reaction force.

The exercise, which took place this week at the Army Medical Services Training Centre in York, saw the medics test to the limit their capabilities, kit and supplies.

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