Graphic: From ADF to RFDS - three staff share their stories

Shared values, sharing experience: from ADF to RFDS

22 Apr 2021

On Anzac Day, Australia reflects on the contribution of our armed services. Several former ADF personnel now work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section), bringing with them a unique professionalism and sense of duty.

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Cruz Prior

A small boy’s rescue by his heroes

18 Jan 2019

“My son knew about the RFDS. He is obsessed with planes... He was thrilled to know he was in a Flying Doctor plane."

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Ruth Sandow

Message from South Eastern Section President Ruth Sandow

17 Jan 2019

Ruth Sandow, RFDS SE President, reflects the 90th anniversary year of the RFDS in 2018 and the inspirational development of the aeromedical service that remains vital today.

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Courtney with nurse

Courtney's Story

17 Jan 2019

“You don’t realise how remote it is out there until you need help. It was spectacular to watch the Flying Doctor in action.”

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Michelle RFDS patient

“Every day I open my eyes and think, ‘Wow, I’m alive'...

17 Dec 2018

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Patient in RFDS plane

Life can shatter in a heartbeat

06 Dec 2018

When Mel took her 11-week old baby daughter Keiley to the hospital with breathing difficulties, she never expected the shocking turn of events.

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Doctor steps off RFDS plane

Annual results show Flying Doctor's mental health services are growing

29 Nov 2018

Annual results announced at the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section's AGM show an increased focus on mental health.

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Marcus Wilson sailing

Invictus Games Gold for Flying Doctor Base Manager

24 Oct 2018

RFDS Broken Hill Base Manager Marcus Wilson was so focused on the sailing that he almost didn’t noticed Prince Harry in the boat next to him. Here, Marcus shares the excitement of representing Australia and the RFDS in the Invictus Games

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TRH Prince Harry and Meghan reveal name of new aircraft

Royal couple lights up RFDS Dubbo Base

17 Oct 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the RFDS Dubbo Base and revealed the name of the new aircraft. Read all about the exciting day here...

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