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Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [2]

This photograph shows a general view of a Dragonfly helicopter flying at low altitude above a football field. At the left far end of the field is a long line of spectators watching the operation. It appears to be a demonstration to pick up the wounded. Dragonflies were used by the RAF for casualty evacuation and extraction missions of Security Forces during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960). In June 1953, a demonstration on the evacuation of the wounded was staged near the Kuala Lumpur airfield. By 1953, there were 18 Dragonfly helicopters in Malaya but the helicopters were withdrawn from services in 1956 when bigger models were sent to Malaya. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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