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Summary: A dramatised incident involving an injured RAMC football player highlights the various roles of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Description: During an army football cup semi-final, Sergeant Davis, the goalkeeper of the winning RAMC team, is taken ill and is rushed to hospital. Will he be "fit for the final"? At the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital his diagnosis (bacterial pneumonia) and treatment are shown in detail, with commentary by those involved: radiographer, laboratory technician, chemist, nurses, physiotherapist. Sergeant Davis responds to treatment, the hospital registrar agrees to discharge him in time for the final, and his team wins 3-2. Commentary praises the medics who helped as "typical of the skilled men upon which the armed services depend".