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16 Jan 2023

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Alfred Traeger

90 Years of Development and Innovation

09 Aug 2018

The Reverend John Flynn set up the Royal Flying Doctor Service and commissioned inventor Alfred Traeger to develop a pedal radio

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Rachel Saunders

The Fun of the Outback Car Trek

08 Aug 2018

Holiday time is scarce, but you sacrifice it to raise money for the RFDS," said Rachel Saunders who took part in this year's Outback Car Trek...

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Braith

Accidents aren’t ever part of the plan

04 Jun 2018

Please donate to the Royal Flying Doctor Service to ensure there's a plan for when accidents happen.

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Stewart and Rhonda at home

Flying doctor 'heroes' gave Stewart a second chance at life

08 May 2018

Back in April 1981, young jackaroo Stewart Aiken and a mate from the same property were out riding motorbikes. They were about 50 kilometers from home in Western NSW and racing each other back to the property.

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Natasha after the accident

Face-saving surgery after horse kick

08 May 2018

Late last year Natasha Schweikert and her mum were feeding their horses in a paddock at Broken Hill when disaster struck.“One of the horses got excited, took off and kicked Natasha in the face,” recalls Collette, Schweikert, Natasha’s mother. “I didn’t actually see it."

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Malcolm White

Generous bequest in thanks for son's rescue

08 May 2018

In January, Dan White proudly handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor at our Dubbo Base. It was a bequest from his late father.

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Flight nurse and patient

Remote life can be heartbreaking

08 May 2018

In 2014-15 4.2 million adults making up 22 per cent of the population, were diagnosed with the disease. Sadly, these numbers get even worse in our rural and remote communities.

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Great pilgrimage planes

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes the “Great Pilgrimage”

02 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes a squadron of 26 vintage aircraft in a “Great Pilgrimage” from New South Wales to Queensland to mark the 90th anniversary of the historic first flight of 1928.

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