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No regrets

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 01 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:67
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    South Armagh is gaily festooned with army bases. For security reasons these bases are supplied exclusively by helicopter, and the helicopters have to travel in threes to protect each other against ground to air attack. This all makes our skies very congested and noisy, but it's an ill wind; we can often call in these helicopters for the urgent transfer of critical patients to hospital, usually either as a result of a road traffic accident or somebody getting kicked …

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