Index Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Australia Esperance Auxiliary (Inc)
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Brief History of how the RFDS began.
The RFDS began as a dream of the Reverend John Flynn; his wish was to provide a ‘mantle of safety across Australia’ for the people in isolation across Australia. In 1928 this became a reality with the opening of the Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service, later renamed, The Flying Doctor Service.

Over the next few years, the FDS began to expand across the Country. Victoria in 1934, New South Wales, South Australia and the northern Territory in 1936. Queensland, 1939 and Tasmania, 1960.

In Kalgoorlie WA the Eastern Goldfields Section was officially established in 1937. However private aircraft were flown on medical missions as far back as 1930.

At that time the Section also provided a medical service for people in the outback.
The rest of Western Australia, the Western Australian Section was officially registered in 1936. The section’s first base was at Port Hedland.

In 1954 it was renamed again, by Queen Elizabeth, when visiting Australia, she changed it to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which is what it is known as to-day and now all Sections in WA are known as Western Operations and the bases are located at Derby, Port Hedland, Meekatharra, Kalgoorlie and Jandakot.

Modern PC 12History of the Esperance Auxiliary (Inc)
In 1996 Eric Swann was approached by the Eastern Goldfields Section Kalgoorlie to form an Auxiliary in Esperance. The first meeting took place on 3rd December 1996 and chartered with nineteen in attendance and fifteen apologies.

History has proved the RFDS Esperance Auxiliary (Inc) and the people of Esperance are passionate about keeping the Doctor flying. It is no secret that Esperance and the outlying areas are isolate and so it is reassuring, knowing we are serviced by a Minnie Intensive Care Unit, bringing the finest care, using the latest Aviation, Medical and Communication Technology.

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