Stories

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

RFDS Captain David Liddell

It’s challenging and you’re never in the same place. You see different things every day.

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The kids at this Launceston Primary School took x-rays, listened to hearts, and gave asthma medication - to their donated teddies of course! Toothbrush kits were supplied to each child by RFDS

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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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