This paper written by GeoffreySharwood-Smith is interesting for several reasons. Two stand out.
a. The FST by this time had become much better equipped. The quartermasters department at Ludgershall had clearly provided a scale of equipment which enabled the anaesthetist to undertake far more sophisticated interventions than in the past.
b.The level of training of the anaesthetist was of a much higher order than that in the spring of 1972. There are a number of reason for this. One might compare the training available to an anaesthetist in BMH Rinteln on the North German Plain with one in RAF Ely close up to Cambridge.