VH-FMS (3)   Beech 95-B55 Baron                       (c/n  TC-1010)


This new Baron had been delivered across the Pacific as N5705V, clearing Customs at Mascot
                                      on 15 August 1966.   After preparation at Bankstown for the Bush Church Aid Society at Ceduna
                                      SA, it was registered VH-FMS ("Flying Medical Service") on 8 September.   It is seen above two
                                      days later at Parafield on its delivery flight to Ceduna, in a white and brown factory color scheme.
                                      Photo by Geoff Goodall.   The Bush Church Aid Society's thirty years of aerial medical clinic runs
                                      and emergency services to western South Australia communities ended two years later when the
                                      operation was absorbed into the RFDS.    Greg Banfield saw -FMS(3) a couple of times several
                                      years later as seen in the photos below.     In the upper one, it was at Bankstown in April 1978 in
                                      a nice red and white livery and in the lower, at Camden, NSW in April 1982.       The Baron was
                                      last noted semi-derelict at Ballina, NSW several years ago.