RFDS anniversary dinner in the Curry

SPEECHES: His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland applauded the work the RFDS do and their commitment.
SPEECHES: His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland applauded the work the RFDS do and their commitment.

The historic 90th anniversary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service was celebrated in Cloncurry this week.

Delegates from the Royal Flying Doctor, the Antique Aviation Association and His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey, Governor of Queensland were among the dignitaries that attended the event.

Mayor of Cloncurry Greg Campbell said it had been 90 years since the first flying doctor flight took place from the Cloncurry Airport on May 17, 1928.

“The Flying Doctor story is a great Australian story created by men of great empathy for the people of the bush. 

90th RFDS Celebrations in Cloncurry

“Over the years there has been many changes in technology, better communications, bigger and faster planes. But even with all these changes the legacy of John Flynn remains today.

“While we are immensely proud of Cloncurry’s part in the history of the Flying Doctor we are also celebrating the ongoing success and the need for the RFDS to continue doing their great work,” Cr Campbell said.

ANTIQUE AVIATION: The pilots of the AAA enjoyed their meal and the entertainment during the evening at the 90th Anniversary celebrations of the Royal Flying Doctors. Photos: Melissa North

ANTIQUE AVIATION: The pilots of the AAA enjoyed their meal and the entertainment during the evening at the 90th Anniversary celebrations of the Royal Flying Doctors. Photos: Melissa North