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Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [4]

This photograph shows a a Dragonfly helicopter in the air with a casket in what appears to be an evacuation exercise. In June 1953, a demonstration on the evacuation of the wounded was staged near the Kuala Lumpur airfield. Dragonflies were used by the RAF for casualty evacuation and extraction missions of Security Forces during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). By 1953, there were 18 Dragonfly helicopters in Malaya but they were withdrawn from service in 1956 when bigger helicopters were sent to Malaya. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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