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You Are the Weakest Link: The Limits of UK Defence Medical Capability

Soldiers from the Scots Guards practice treating a casualty after a company attack in the jungle on Exercise Mayan Storm on 27 November 2021. Photographer: Corporal Danielle Dawson, RLC (Crown Copyright)

Despite huge advances in patient care during the Herrick campaign, the war in Ukraine has exposed significant potential weaknesses in the UK’s Defence Medical capability. Recapitalising Defence Medical Services is essential if Operation Mobilise is to be realised.

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Andrew Young

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