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HMS Ark Royal

Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier

Ark Royal's medical team

Medical Department



MA Paddy Macdonald


The Medical Department on board Ark Royal was routinely staffed as an extended general practice and was equipped as a small hospital. There were consulting rooms, a pharmacy and a ward for the more serious cases. A modern operating theatre was available for routine minor surgery and emergency surgery when a surgical team was embarked.


A separate dental surgery, with all the facilities of a modern dental practice, was also available.



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