Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Royal Flying Doctor Service

Once again, Doug and Angi provided a pancake breakfast for the travellers at the Major Mitchell Caravan Park, with all the proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

It was a frosty morning, so hot pancakes made a welcome breakfast. In total, well over 150 generous- sized pancakes were cooked and eaten.

Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear the Flying Doctor plane over our house and then hear it come in to land at the airstrip on the western edge of the township of Mitchell. It's a vital service to people in the outback. Not only the locals benefit, but also anyone travelling in the outback.

In fact, at this very moment, I can hear the flying doctor plane overhead. Who, I wonder is critically ill, or has there been an accident?

The photo shows a mural depicting the Flying Doctor Service which is painted on the pylon of the road bridge crossing the Maranoa River, Mitchell.

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