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BHP extends ‘major’ support of the Flying Doctor

18 Oct 2018

BHP Olympic Dam today announced the renewal of its partnership with the RFDS, worth $300,000 over the next three years. BHP’s contribution will help the RFDS to provide its life-saving service to South Australian communities, many of which are in rural and remote areas.

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A lady wearing a RFDS nurse uniform talks to a man wearing a cowboy style hat. They are leaning against a fence outdoors with many cows.

Another big day in the bush

03 Oct 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service, which is commemorating 90 years, is well-known for its emergency retrievals. What's not so widely known is its role in primary and preventative medicine...

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Gawler volunters raise $5,500 for the Flying Doctor

02 Oct 2018

A committed group of Gawler volunteers has presented a $5,500 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The annual donation takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to more than $110,000 since their establishment in 2006.

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Port Pirie volunteers raise $10,000 for Flying Doctor

27 Sep 2018

A committed group of Port Pirie volunteers has presented a $10,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The annual donation takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to more than $15,000 over the past two years.

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Darwin home to new ‘Flying Doctor’ Base

20 Sep 2018

The new home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the nation’s Top End region was officially opened today at Darwin International Airport.

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RFDS aircraft flies over water

Flying Doctor commemorates Lt Clifford Peel

19 Sep 2018

Today the Royal Flying Doctor Service honours the legacy of a far-sighted young man named John Clifford Peel whose vision played a great part in the inspiration of the Flying Doctor.

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Sunraysia volunteers raise $15,000 for the Flying Doctor

12 Sep 2018

A committed group of Sunraysia volunteers has presented another $15,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The bi-annual donation – adding to $9,000 already donated in June this year – takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to more than $645,000 since 2000.

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A metal sign featuring cut-out images of two men. Reverend John Flynn, founder of the RFDS, and Jimmy Darcy, the inspiration for Flynn's dream.

Retracing last steps of stockman who inspired Flynn's vision

31 Aug 2018

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RFDS aircraft flies over pine forest

Tatiara volunteers raise $55,000 for Flying Doctor

21 Aug 2018

A committed group of Tatiara volunteers has presented a $55,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The annual donation takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to more than $480,000 over the past eighteen years.

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