Nurses: officer ranks; Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service
Nursing orderlies: other ranks
"Nursing Orderlies of the WAAF flew on RAF transport planes to evacuate the wounded from the Normandy battlefields. They were dubbed Flying Nightingales by the press. The RAF Air Ambulance Unit flew under 46 Group Transport Command from RAF Down Ampney, RAF Broadwell, and RAF Blakehill Farm. RAF Dakota aircraft carried military supplies and ammunition so could not display the Red Cross.
Training for air ambulance nursing duties included instruction in the use of oxygen, injections, learning how to deal with certain types of injuries such as broken bones, missing limb cases, head injuries, burns and colostomies; and to learn the effects of air travel and altitude.
In October 2008 the seven nurses still living were presented with lifetime achievement awards by the Duchess of Cornwall."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s ... ghtingales
Imperial War Museum caption (till frågebilden): "Royal Air Force Transport Command, 1943-1945. The first WAAF nursing orderlies selected to fly on air-ambulance duties to France, standing in front of a Douglas Dakota Mark III of No. 233 Squadron RAF at B2/Bazenville, Normandy. From left to right: Leading Aircraftwoman Myra Roberts of Oswestry, Corporal Lydia Alford of Eastleigh and Leading Aircraftwoman Edna Birbeck of Wellingborough".
"Aircrew and WAAF nursing orderlies help to load a battle casualty on a stretcher into a Douglas Dakota Mark III of No. 233 Squadron RAF at B2/Bazenville, Normandy. The RAF's first 'casevac' flights to France were mounted by Dakotas of No. 46 Group on 13 June 1944, and the WAAF nursing orderlies pictured were the first women to be employed on these duties".
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