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Oh, Daphne: The story of Victoria Police’s very first helicopter

VH-PVF was the first Dauphin helicopter welcomed into service with the Victoria Police Air Wing (Photo taken by Kevin White, Essendon Airport Open Day, 1984)

A brief look into the history of the Victoria Police Air Wing, and Victoria Police’s very first helicopter, by Hannah Dowling.

By the 1970s, commercial aviation was thriving and authorities around the globe were beginning to recognise the benefits of aerial capabilities for the purposes of policing, emergency medical services and transportation, and search and rescue operations.

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