Stories

We love to hear and share the stories of Royal Flying Doctor Service staff, volunteers, fundraisers and patients.

It was truly a delight to see the joy that children exhibited upon finding these goodies in their bags

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Young Muster Jimmy McGlynn

"There's no way I would have survived without the RFDS."

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Jack's wrecked vehicle

"It was like living in a nightmare. We had no idea of the impact the bleed on his brain might have."

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an outback red dirt scene

“Walking the five days of the Larapinta trail to raise funds for the RFDS, was an amazing experience.”

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alf traeger and young dughter approx 1940s

Then one day the Rev. John Flynn walked in. He needed a portable and reliable generator to provide sufficient power for transmitting messages to and from the isolated people of the outback. And so the pedal radio was invented. A long lasting and successful working relationship began between the two men.

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RFDS Non Emergency Patient Transport Story Margaret

Well, what a great service. The most caring attendants and the ‘Rolls Royce’ of ambulances. They even stopped at Mums favorite ice cream shop at The Cow Shed, Avoca! Mum passed away at 3:45am on Sunday 26 February.

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