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Bay to Birdwood and the RFDS historic cars

24 Sep 2020

Iconic 1920s images showing the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s founder traversing the outback in a battered Dodge Buckboard are inspiring the restoration of two vintage cars in South Australia.

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Take part in a special Outback Tour

25 May 2018

2018 marks 90 years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). To commemorate this special milestone RFDS is offering the chance to join a very special Outback Tour, visiting iconic places in the Flying Doctor’s history betwenn 6 and 19 July.

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Grazier lucky to be alive after high-speed crash on remote station

18 May 2018

The boys strapped me onto an old shearing bed and put me on the back of the utility and we made our way to the nearest registered airstrip to meet the RFDS plane. Those are just the things you have to do out here if you’ve got nothing on hand.

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RFDS celebrates very special patient anniversary 40 years on

18 May 2018

If it wasn’t for the Flying Doctor I hate to think what the outcome would have been for John, or me. The staff were just wonderful and I have such a special memory of them.

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Patient Story - Tarryn Vallance

18 May 2018

“You hear about the RFDS, but you never think you’ll need them. But without them, I wouldn’t be here today.”

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New AEDs to enhance RFDS Medical Chests

16 May 2018

The RFDS will be supplying life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator (AEDs) to 80 remote communities and stations thanks to the generosity of employees at Australia’s leading life insurer TAL.

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2018 Local Heroes Announced

15 May 2018

Nine local heroes from each of Queensland's nine RFDS bases have been announced.

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RFDS Celebrates 90 Years

15 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service today celebrates 90 years of savings lives.

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A mother's worst nightmare

12 May 2018

What started out like a normal day for mother of four Susan Thorne, would later be one she remembers as “the worst day of our lives”.

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