Barrier Reef Airways to Ansett Flying Boat Services -

Flight Crew List.


Adams, E. W. P.

Transferred to Ansett Flying Boat Services when T.O.A ceased operations. Was Navigator / Radio Officer for the South Pacific Catalina survey flight in February 1953. Was navigator on the delivery flight of Catalina VH-BRI from St Louis to Melbourne in 1959.

Backhouse, N. C. T. 'Nev'
Fist Officer on S.25s
Brown, D. W.
Joined Barrier Reef in 1948 as a part-time First Officer on Catalinas. Became full-time from March 1949. Captain from July 1951. Held dual endorsements on Catalinas and Sandringhams. Transferred to Ansett Airways in 1954.
Butterworth, L. G. R. 'Les'
Captain on Sandringhams. Transferred to Ansett Airways in 1954.
Cate, R. T.
Resigned in 1951 to join T.A.A.
Cole, J. A.
Transferred to Ansett Flying Boat Services when T.O.A. ceased operations
Davidson, J.
Flight Engineer on Sandringhams. Crewed the last scheduled flight to Lord Howe Island.
Gillies, R. N. 'Ron'
Captain. Also flew with Ansett and Ansett Airlines of N.S.W. Resigned to fly with Antilles Air Boats.
Goddard, K. H.
 
Harrison-Williams, S. R. A. 'Ron'
Joined AFBS 24/8/1964. Later flew with Ansett and Airlines of N.S.W.
Hayman, N.
Holle, N.
Previously with QANTAS at Rose Bay from 1949. Joined AFBS as a mechanic but also flew as a Flight Engineer. Later became an Inspector. Joined Antilles Air Boats in 1974 when the flying boats were sold to Charles Blair.
Ives, W. L. 'Wally'
 
Johannsen, S
 
Kelly, A. F.
Resigned in 1951 to join T.A.A.
McKinlay, D. A.
Transferred to Ansett Airways in 1954
McCosker, J.
Joined AFBS 07/1953 as First Officer. Left 1957 to join East West Airlines
Mansfield, K.
Captain for over 10 years
Maundrell, L. L.
Previously with Sydney Morning Herald Flying Services. Transferred to Ansett Flying Boat Services when T.O.A. ceased operations on 01/03/1953. Chief Pilot on Sandringhams. Transferred to Airlines of N.S.W.
Middlemiss, S. C.
Co-founder of Barrier Reef Airways. Captain on Sandringhams. Later to Airlines of N.S.W. as General Manager.
Miller, D. F.
Seconded as a Navigator
Monkton, B. A. W.
Founder and Chairman of T.O.A. Ex instructor at Royal Aero Club of N.S.W. When T.O.A. ceased operations and his abortive attempts to establish South Pacific Air Lines he flew briefly with various airlines including A.F.B.S., MMA and Connellan. Was co-pilot on delivery flight of VH-BRC to Antilles Air Boats. Passed away May 29, 2003.
O'Brien, J.
Flight Engineer on Sandringhams
Sellick, B. C.
With Airlines of N.S.W. but held an endorsement on Sandringhams
Solly, J. W.
Seconded from QANTAS
Warren, J. W.
Joined AFBS 07/10/1953 and was based in Brisbane to fly Hyhes and Sandringhams. Transferred to Ansett Airways 06/1954. Transferred to Airlines of N.S.W. 09/1960 but served as a First Officer on the Sandringhams as needed until 01/1967.
Wensor, R. E.
Navigator / Radio Officer for overseas flights
Wilcher, W. J.
Captain with AFBS on Sandringhams. Also flew with Butler Air Transport and Airlines of N.S.W.
Wills, G. E. 'Ted'
Joined AFBS 10/1953. Transferred to Ansett Airways 06/1954. Transferred to Airlines of N.S.W. 09/1060 but flew the Sandringhams from early 1961.