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Old 15th Jun 2019, 05:50
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North Queensland Emergency Response Group

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I am trying to chase up any pilots or crew who may have worked for the NQERG. I want to find out some history on he group. From my readings, they seemed to fold up in 1991 but I have seen some medicos who reckon they were working with NQERG up to 1995.

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Old 15th Jun 2019, 22:12
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Weren't they part of that shonky scam that originated out of Victoria/NSW?
Outfit came from no-where, had all the latest and greatest then went Bang.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 22:16
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Not intending any slur against the pilots if that's the mob I'm thinking of.
Would imagine that at the time the failure would have caused a great deal of hardship.
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Old 15th Jun 2019, 23:07
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Yes you are correct. When NSCA folded, their Townsville assets were taken over by NQERG. I am doing research on all helicopter rescue services in Australia - current or old.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 10:51
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Originally Posted by doug s View Post
Yes you are correct. When NSCA folded, their Townsville assets were taken over by NQERG. I am doing research on all helicopter rescue services in Australia - current or old.
King air and a bell 412. Sponsorship from Mt Isa Mines ( MIM) and one other major player I can't remember. Service was really needed in the area and saved a lot of people. .
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 13:10
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King air and a bell 412. Sponsorship from Mt Isa Mines ( MIM) and one other major player I can't remember. Service was really needed in the area and saved a lot of people. .
thanks for the information

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Old 18th Jun 2019, 18:50
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Did you read the following autobiography?
The cross-eyed spitting cobra : the life & loves of an Australian mercenary pilot / Noel Vonhoff
Chapter 22 is on North Queensland Emergency Response Group.
https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2561684
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 00:18
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Yes, I have read the book but there is not too much history on NQERG. The author was only there for a short period, not when it ended. Thanks for your follow up and help.
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