He was born in 1903 in Western Australia
to Constance and Kevin Buchanan.
Colm's life long dream was to be a pilot.
As soon as he was old enough,
he moved to Queensland to train.
There, in 1920, AFC pilots, Paul McGuiness and Hudson Fysch
has established the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service (QANTAS).
By 1922, a sceduled mail service operated between Charleville and Cloncurry.
Operations then moved to Longbeach.
By 1927, the serice extended to Camooweal and Noraton.
In 1929, the Headquarters moved to Brisbane.
He married aviatrice Doreen Thompson in 1927.
They had 2 children:
Colin b. 1928
Rose b. 1931
Colm loved to fly.
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