ANSETT-ANA
Ansett Airlines of Australia
and Ansett Air Freight
Electra Crew

by Gil White

 

This page is dedicated to the memory of Gil White. It was Gil who compiled this listing and the companion listing of TAA Electra crew members (his father was a TAA Electra Captain). Gil's work in this area of research also inspired the creation of similar listings of Qantas Electra, Constellation and Boeing 707 crew members. Gil passed away in Melbourne on 26 June 2006 after a long illness, knowing that his work and this dedication would be preserved in perpetuity.


Captains:

Adams, John T 'Trader John' (2) (4)
Adams, E 'Pat' (47)
Amundsen, Bjorn F (12)
Armstrong, Ken 'Ace' (51)
Armstrong-Taylor, Ian
Ashmead, Ken (47)
Back, Ronald Edward
Backhouse, Charles G 'Gerry'
Baker, Neville J (Flight Manager) (7)
Bansemer, Tony (47)
Barrett, Robert James 'Bob' (2) (3) (12)
Bear, George (11)
Bechly, Don (10) (40)
Bennett, Charles Robert Threadwell 'Bob' (2) (4)
Blair, John 'Jack'
Bland, John
Boorman, Edward Henry 'Ted' (2) (4)
Brace, John 'Hooker' (11)
Brooks, William Edward 'Billy' (2) (4) (34)
Brown, David W 'Dave'
Bugg, Wally (51)
Bull, David (14)
Bullen, Ronald Stewart 'Ron' (2) (4)
Butterworth, Leslie George Raymond 'Les' (2) (3) (4)
Callender, C M 'Col' (2) (4)
Callum, 'Peter' (24)
Campbell, Jeff (51)
Cerche, Vern (14)
Chapman, Bartlett Harvey 'Bart'
Clark, Stanley E 'Stan'
Crain, Dominic (11)
Crollick, 'Bill' (24)
Crompton, Don (11)
Davis, Stuart Scott (12)
Deignan, Lloyd Charles (2) (4)
Delaney, John W (30)
Dennis, Roy Strickland 'Torchy' (2) (4)
Dewar, Bruce R
Dodemaide, Kev (51)
Dufty, David (9)
Egerton, Ulrich G 'Edgy'
Elford, Donald Russell 'Don' (30)
Elliott, J 'Joe' (2) (3)
Elliott, Ted (10)
Farrell, J A 'Jim' (14) (30)
Ferguson, Dave (11)
Flude, Gerry (15)
Gersekowski DFC, Andrew Reginald (Andy) (14) (22)
Gesell, Brian (11)
Gooch, John (11)
Green, Reg (47)
Grey, Barry (31) (33)
Grocott, Ray 'Mick'
Groser, Adrian Charles Noel
Hants, Cyril Keith (Flight Management Captain)
Harmer, Rod (10)
Hassard, Ernest Jason 'Jason' (20)
Hassard, John Virtue 'Jack' (2) (3) (4)
Haxton, Robert Harrower Younger 'Bob' (2) (4)
Hayward, Sidney Ormond 'Sid' (2) (4)
Heath, Ted (47)
Jacobs, Lilini Sydney 'Lionel' (2) (4)
James, Alan Leslie
Johnston, Ian (31)
Johnstone, Doug (47)
Kearney, Brian (8)
Kenworthy, William 'Bill' (11)
King, Alex (7)
Krassoff, Dave (31)
Krause, Doug (11)
Laidlaw, Jim (45)
Lake, Tony
Lane, Alan Frederick 'Dusty'
Laurie, Max
Legge, Peter J (Flight Management Captain during AAF era)
Leistad, Kjell (14) (30)
Lewis, R B 'Bob' (24)
Lister, Charles Thomas George 'Charlie' (2) (4)
Longbottom, William Phillip Gibson 'Phil'
Loorham, J M 'John' (14) (30)
Lovell, Arthur Carrington
Mackay, Ernest Richard Robert 'Ernie'
Mackey, Hugh Lister (2) (4)
Macmillan, Peter C (24)
Maguire, Ian S T
Maher, Ron (51)
Martin, Barry (Training Captain)
Maskell, Edgar Raymond 'Eddie'
May, Thomas R 'Tom'
McClelland, Frank (39)
McCrystal, Ronald 'Ron'
McFadden, K P 'Kev' (24)
McGuire, Robert J
McInnes, B N 'Bruce' (34)
McNaughton, Alec
McRobbie, John Middleton
McWilliam, Alan (8)
Meany, Raymond Francis 'Ray' (5)
Mellor, Les (14)
Mesh, Barry M
Miles, Robert Vincent 'Bob'
Moodie, Donald Buchanan 'Don'
Murdoch, Norman Daniel 'Norm'
Murphy, Phil (8)
Nicholls, K
Oglesby, John (47)
Oldcastle, Wally
Patterson, Frederick Thomas
Pearce, R O
Plackett, Rob (11)
Porter, Brian
Porteous, Ian (15)
Porter, John
Pratt, G A (2)
Presgrave, John (53)
Pyke, R C 'Rod' (24)
Ramsay, Allan Michael (2) (4)
Read, M J 'Max' (2) (3) (15)
Reid, R V 'Bob' (30) (52)
Robertson, J W (2)
Rodgers, William P. 'Bill' (23)
Rooke, Neville St Roque (2) (4)
Rollston, John E
Rooke, Barry (11)
Rowell, Robert George 'Bob'
Russell, John M. 'John' (25)
Russell, Stan (Senior Regional Captain - Melbourne)
Sara, Richard 'Dick' (11)
Sealey, Charles Roy 'Roy'
Secombe, Douglas L 'Doug'
Simes, Ray (14)
Skinner, Geoff (8)
Small, James C 'Jim' (2) (4) (29)
Small, W J 'Bill' (24)
Smith, Edward J 'Ted'
Smith, F N 'Neville' (47)
Smith, P E 'Peter' (30)
Smythe, Stuart J
Stanton, Raymond Henry 'Ray'
Stewart, Graham (42)
Strongman, Neil Douglas (2) (4)
Telford, Stanley James 'Stan' (2) (4) (30)
Terrell, Michael T 'Mike' Check Captain (12)
Thomson, Arthur Alexander
Thomson, Bob (47)
Tonks, Dennis A (2) (3) (4) (6) (15)
Tooth, Brian E 'Fang'
Virtue, Peter (8)
Wainwright, Henry Roy (12)
Wake, Lee or Leigh? (10)
Watson, Keith G 'KG'
Waxman, Joseph Herbert 'Joe'
Way, Douglas Rountree 'Doug' (48)
Welsh, Jim (11)
Wensor, Raymond Ernest 'Ray'
Wheaton, Malcolm Hedley 'Mal'
White, 'Ken' (17)
Whiteman, John M (Senior Regional Captain, Brisbane) (2) (4)
Williams, Charles 'Chick' (11)
Windle, Bill (51)
Withecombe, John Ernest (Senior Regional Captain, Melbourne)
Woodgate, John (14)
Wright, Col
(51)
Young, Ian (24)

 

First Officers:

Blanch, Tim (15)
Boyd, Hugh
Bradbury, Steve (13)
Bridgett, Dale (8)
Burns, Jeff A
Bysouth, Grahame (31)
Caldicott, Gary W (2) (4)
Cane, Robert C 'Rob' (2) (4) (47) (50)
Cilento, Sam (14)
Clarke, Hugh (47)
Cook, Rodney M
Cooper, Ross (31)
Cox, Robert 'Bob' (29)
Craddock, Geoffrey (2) (4)
Daniels, David
Dauth, Barry J
Davenport, J M 'Roy' (30)
Deed, Ian (31)
Denaro, Christopher Frank Thomas 'Chris' (2) (3) (4)
Devine, Ron (15)
Dorman, Robert K 'Bob' (2) (3) (4)
Duff, H J 'Jim' (30)
Duffey, Colin R
Ellis, Mick (31)
Farley, Ken A (7)
Fitzsimons, B A 'Tony' (40)
Fraser, Max (15)
Gardiner, F J 'John' (30)
Gould, J 'John' (30)
Griffiths, V J P 'Peter' (48)
Hawse, Simon (13)
Heath, Robin C (2) (4)
Heddles, John 'Jockey' (31)
Hempel, Barry (46)
Hopkins, Robert J (2) (4)
Hornsby, Chris (15)
Husband, Roger (13)
Johnson, R M 'Rob' (30)
Johnston, Don (15)
Jones, P C
Larrain, Patrick Francisco (27)
Lumsden, Rogan (9) (54)
Martin, Jon R (26)
Mathews, Brian E
Murtagh, Leon Francis
Nichols, R B 'Rod' (30)
Osborne, W 'Bill' (2) (3)
Parker, William 'Bill' (14)
Patton, Ken
Peers, Harry (14)
Petrie, Ross A (7)
Phillips, P J
Pronk, Liewue (Lew) (47)
Riley, Robin J 'Bob' (2) (3) (4)
Shannon, Mal (11)
Sherring, Frank A P 'Phil' (2) (4)
Shipley, S
Simmons, Shane (29)
Stanton, Ron
Swan, R C 'Rob' (30)
Tomkinson, Peter (35)
Tonge, Robin G 'Rob' (2) (3) (6)
Walker, F A 'Sandy' (2) (4)
Watson, Keith D 'KD' (2) (4)
Watts, Doug (14)
Wiley, Bruce (8)
Wojiciki, Andrew (13)
Wooley, Ivan (14)
Zucal, Mark Christopher

 

Flight Engineers:


Adams, Neil (32)
Anderson, P
Baker, Winston (49)
Barnes, Kenneth 'Ken' (21)
Bennett, Les (31)
(33)
Bloxsom, Stacey (32)
Boersen, Peter (8)
Boman, Russ (32)
Brown, John (9)
Brown, Bob (32)
(33)
Cain, William
Campbell, Robert (16)
Carabott, Joseph (18)
Clark, Bert
Clarke, Alan (47)
Clarke, Peter (8)
Cox, Frank
Crago, Joe (14)
Drysdale, Norman (41)
Dunn, Col (32)
Emmett, Peter (19)
Entwisle, Bruce (32)
Fardon, Geoff (31) (38)
Fedrick, Bill (14)
Finger, Steve K
Fleming, Jack (14)
Fogden, George (32)
Ford, Charlie
Gaggin, Allan (43)
Gill, 'Jock' (14)
Gocher, 'Bernie' (36)
Gooey, Dudley (14)
Gordon, Trevor (8)
Graco, Allan (32)
Hall, Jim (28)
Hannaberry, Peter (32)
Hare, Ron (47)
Harris, Peter (8)
Hassell, John (31) (55)
Haxton, Dave (31)
Hazelton, Geoff (10)
Hoffman, Bill (8)
Holder, 'Bob' (36)
Horne, Graham (31)
(33)
Horneman, Mike (28)
Hulst, Mark (8)
(33)
Janssen, John William (44)
Jones, Ron (31) (32)
Jones, Vincent George 'Vince' (37)
Kerr, Reg (32)
Lynch, Geoff
Maher, John (3)
Marsh, (?) (31)
Martin, John (53)
McClusky, Graham
McDonald, Bruce
McMahon, Peter (32)
Meyers, Allan (32)
Murphy, Ken (32)
Murray, Mick
Nagle, Rob (31)
Nash, Peter (38)
Nealey, ?
Newman, J. (32)
Norton, John D (32)
O'Grady, Mick (31)
(33)
Orchard, Brian (49)

Pearce, Ron (8)
Perry, Mark (14)
Pitts, Donald 'Don'
Pollock, Rob (53)
Poole, Dave (53)
Richardson, Dave (43)
Richardson, Grahame (10)
Richardson, Jim (32)
Ross, Walter 'Wally' (24)
Rotherham, Allan (32)
Seaburn, Jeff (31) (38)
Senior, Bill (2)
Shirt, Keith
Short, Clive (47)
Shortis, Ron (33)
Smith, Mick (47)
Smith, S 'Sam' (34)
Stevenson, Warrick (10)
Stone, Bob (43)
Straney, Paul
Swagemakers, Pierre (31)
Turner, John (10)
Walsh, Phillip
Walton, Dave (14)
(15)
Weber, Barry (31) (33)
Wheate, Les (49)
Wild, Peter (32)
Williams, Alan (47)
Young, Glenn (Jock) (38)

 

Flight Navigators:

Kennedy, Bill (31) (33)
McKuen, 'Stewie' (31)
(33)

 

 

This list was compiled by Gil White whose father was a TAA Electra Captain. As the numerical imbalance between Captains and First Officers and Flight Engineers suggests, this list is in no way complete. Any additions or corrections will be most welcome and these should be forwarded to the Webmaster Ron Cuskelly, who will continue to maintain the list in Gil's memory. Please be sure to include the aircraft type and operator as the Webmaster maintains several of these crew lists. Obviously, it has not been possible to seek the approval of every person on this list, so in the unlikely event that any person does not wish to be included in such distinguished company, that person's wishes will be respected. Please advise the Webmaster.



Issue Date Remarks
55 23MAY17
Andreas Makarewitsch confirms that John Hassell was an F/E on the Electra and his first name was indeed John. (See Issue 31)
54 08APR15
F/O Rogan Lumsden advises that he was known as Rogan not Keith.
53 03MAR15
Added the following thanks to Mick Smith.
Capt John Presgrave
F/E John Martin
F/E Rob Pollock
F/E Dave Poole
52 11MAR14
Bob Reid advises that he was a Captain on the Electra for three years. Accordingly he has been moved from the F/O list to the Captain list.
51 15JUL13
Added the following Captains thanks to Mick Smith.
Bugg, Wally
Armstrong, Ken (Ace)
Windle, Bill
Campbell, Jeff
Wright, Col
Maher, Ron
Dodemaide, Kev
50 25FEB13
Deleted Capt Bill Mailer (see Issue 47) on advice from Don Johnston that he did not fly the Electra.
F/O Rob Cane, corrected spelling again (from Crane to Cane) on advice from Don Johnston.
49 23DEC12
Added F/Es Brian Orchard, Les Wheate and Winston Baker thanks to Mick Smith.
48 22DEC12
Added Capt Doug Way and F/O Peter Griffiths thanks to Don Johnston.
47 04NOV12
Added the following:
F/O Hugh Clarke (source self)
Capt Tony Bansemer (source Hugh Clarke)
F/E Mick Smith (source self)
F/E Clive Short (source Mick Smith)
F/O Lew Pronk (source self)
Capt Ken Ashmead (source Mick Smith)
Capt Pat Adams (source Mick Smith)
Capt Bill Mailer (source Mick Smith) Subsequently deleted. See Issue 50.
Capt Neville Smith (source Mick Smith)
Capt Bob Thomson (source Mick Smith)
Capt Ted Heath (source Mick Smith)
F/O Rob Crane (corrected spelling from Cane) (Source Mick Smith) See Issue 50.
F/E Alan Clarke (source Mick Smith)
F/E Ron Hare (source Mick Smith)
F/E Alan Williams (source Mick Smith)
Capt Doug Johnstone (source Mick Smith)
Capt John Oglesby (source Mick Smith)
Capt Reg Green (source Mick Smith)
46 27JUN12
Added the late Barry Hempel who was an F/O on the Electra from 73-76 approx.
45 21DEC11
Added Capt Jim Laidlaw thanks to LAME Bill Wilson.
44 03NOV11
Added F/E John William Janssen thanks to his son Tony.
43 23OCT11
Added F/E Allan Gaggin, Dave Richardson and Bob Stone thanks to Norm Drysdale.
42 15OCT11
Added Capt Graham Stewart.
41 28SEP11
Norman Drysdale has advised that his name is missing from the F/E list which has been updated accordingly.
40 04FEB11
Don Bechly advises that B A 'Tony' Fitzsimons was a Brisbane based F/O. Also corrected the spelling of Don's name!
39 13OCT10
Paul McClelland advises that his father, Frank McClelland, was an Ansett Electra Captain from June 1965 until March 1967. Frank McClelland passed away on 10 July 2010.
38 19AUG10
Added and corrected first names for F/E Geoff Fardon, Peter Nash, Jeff Seaburn and Glenn (Jock) Young thanks to Jeff Seaburn who is a world authority on at least one of these names!
37 11JUL10
Added F/E Vince Jones thanks to his sons Barry, Peter and David Jones who also supplied the following biography. "Qualified with the RAAF as a Flight Mechanic in Jan 1943. Discharged 5 Dec 1945. Joined TAA in early 1949. Qualified as a Ground Engineer on 4 March 1953. Subsequently joined ANA and qualified as a Flight Engineer in 1957 (Flight Engineer Licence No 87 issued 13 Aug 1957) on DC-6Bs. Obtained Basic Turbine qualification at exam on 22 Jul 1958. His F/E Licence shows him qualified for the DC-6B, L-188A, B727-100 and B727-200. He retired on 28 Dec 1976 (having reached the compulsory retiring age). He died in Brisbane on 3 Aug 2006, age 89."
36 23APR10
Peter Harris and Don Johnston have contributed the following two additions to the F/E list: "Bob Holder ex Qantas apprentice started with Ansett as FE on L188 in 1964, went to Cathay in 1965 as FE on L188, then Convair 880, B707 and B747, returned Australia around 1993. Lived on Gold Coast. Bob died approx 12 mths ago. Bernie Gocher ex Qantas apprentice started with Ansett 1964 as FE on L188 same as Bob Holder. I think it was about early 1966 he went back to Qantas on B707. Was involved in training Ansett FEs on SIA B747-300. Retired living Sydney."
35 06SEP09
Peter Tomkinson advises that he served as an F/O on the Electra from 1973 to the end of 1974.
34 20MAY09
Don Johnston has contributed the following amendments:

Capt Brook W.E. changed to Brooks W.E. 'Billy'.
Capt McInness B.N. changed to McInnes B.N. 'Bruce'
F/E Smith S. is 'Sam'
33 18MAY09
George Fogden (who was added in Issue 32) recalls a Ron Shortis who was a training flight engineer on the Electra. George is uncertain of the correct spelling of his name however.

Don Johnston has also contributed the following:

Capt Barry Grey (confirmed first name) (see #31)
F/E Barry Webber (or Weber?) (added first name) (see #31)
F/E Les Bennett (added first name) (see #31)
F/E Graham (or Graeme?) Horne (added first name) (see #31)
F/E Mark Hulst (corrected spelling) (see #31)
F/E Mick O'Grady (confirmed first name) (see #31)
F/E Bob Brown (added first name) (see #32)
Nav Bill Kennedy (added first name) (see #31)
Nav Stewie McKuen (added first name) (see #31)
32 17MAY09
Bruce Entwisle has contributed the following Flight Engineers from a 1977 Seniority List.

Peter Hannaberry
Stacey Bloxsom
R Brown
Allan Graco, [note not Joe Crago]
Peter Wild
Reg Kerr
George Fogden
Bruce Entwisle
Allan Meyers
Russ Boman
Allan Rotherham
Col Dunn
Ken Murphy
Jim Richardson
Neil Adams
J. Newman
Ron Jones (confirmed first name)
Peter McMahon
31 05APR09
Shane Simmons has contributed the following:

Captains:
Johnston, Ian
Grey, Barry (?)
Krassoff, Dave

First Officers:
Bysouth, Grahame
Ellis, Mick
Deed, Ian
Cooper, Ross
Heddles, John 'Jockey'

Flight Engineers:
O'Grady, Mick (?)
Hassell, John (?) Confirmed - see Issue 55.
Seaburn, Geoff (Jeff ?)
Weber (?)
Marsh (?)
Haxton, Dave
Jones, Ron (?) (See Issue 32)
Swagemakers, Pierre
Bennett (?)
Nagle, Rob
Horne (?)
Fardon (?)

Flight Navigators:
McKuen (?)
Kennedy (?)

All of these names appear in Shane's log book although he now regrets that he did not record initials. A question mark appears where he is uncertain of first names or initials. Shane did several charters to NZ and Fiji and on these occasions a navigator was part of the crew. Accordingly a new heading for Flight Navigators has been added. Shane has also highlighted these anomalies or possible duplications:

F/E Graco, Al (we already have a Crago, Joe)
F/E Hulst, Mark (we already have a Hultz, Mark)
30 14JAN09
Rob Swan has contributed the following derived from a July 1968 Ansett Seniority List plus personal recollection. Rob served with Ansett from 1967 to 1989. He was on the Electra from 1969 to 1971. He was with Cathay Pacific from 1990 to 2002.
The following have been moved from the F/O list to the Captains list:
Delaney, John W
Elford, Donald Russell 'Don'
Farrell, J. A. 'Jim'
Leistad, Kjell
Loorham, J.M. 'John'
Smith, P.E. 'Peter'.
The following have been added to the F/O list:
Davenport, J.M. 'Roy'
Duff, H.J. 'Jim'
Gardiner, F.J. 'John'
Gould, J. 'John'
Johnson, R.M. 'Rob'
Nichols, R.B. 'Rod'
Reid, R.V. 'Bob'
Swan, R.C. 'Rob'
29 12JUN08
Shane Simmons advises that he flew the Electra as a First Officer from 1978 to 1980. He also advises that Robert "Bob" Cox served as an F/O around the same time. Shane advises that Jim Small was a Captain on the Electra so he has been deleted from the F/O list and added to the list of Captains.
28 23APR08
Mike Horneman advises; "I flew the Electra from 1981 until they retired late 83, about 600 hours. I flew the last flight Cairns-Weipa-Cairns-Brisbane with Jeff Skinner and Stan Clark". Also added F/E Jim Hall to the list on advice from Mike.
27 17FEB08
The listing for F/O Paul Francisco Larrain has been corrected to Patrick Francisco Larrain as advised by Patrick Francisco Larrain!
26 27JAN08
Jon Martin advises; "I started on the Ansett Electra fleet 25/5/1978 as a First Officer on VH-RMB. My last flight was 8/4/1981 on VH-RMC, before doing a B727 course. My last flight with Ansett was 30/7/1986, prior to joining Cathay Pacific."
25 22OCT07
Don Johnston has contributed the following addition:
Capt John M. Russell.
24 25SEP07
Don Johnston has contributed the following additions:
Capt Bill Crollick, Capt Bob Lewis, Capt Kev McFadden, Capt Rod Pyke, Capt Bill Small, Capt Ian Young and Capt Peter Callum.
Peter McMillan was deleted as a duplication of Peter C. Macmillan.
Wally Ross was deleted from the Captain list as a duplication of the listing under Flight Engineer.
23 05MAR07
Danielle Rodgers advises that her late father, Bill Rodgers, was a Captain on the Electra. He joined Ansett-MAL in 1965 flying DC-3, Caribou and F.27. He transferred to Ansett in 1974 and flew F.27, Electra and B737. He retired in 1986 because of ill health and passed away in 1990.
22 17FEB07
John Knox advises that his friend Andrew Reginald Gersekowski DFC was a Check Captain on Electras. Accordingly he has been moved from the F/O list to the list of Captains. Thanks John.
21 12NOV06
John Bibo has added F/E Ken Barnes to the list. Ken was previously a maintenance engineer with Qantas. He left Ansett to join Cathay Pacific as Operations Manager. Thanks to John and to Fred Niven for this addition.
20 14SEP06
John Washbrooke advises that Jason Hassard was a Captain on the Electra in addition to his brother Jack.
19 25JUN06
Peter Emmettt advises that he was a Flight Engineer on the Electra from 1966 to 1970.
18 15JUN06
Joseph Carabott advises that he was a Flight Engineer on the Electra from 1973 to 1978.
17 03MAY06
Ken White advises that he was a Captain on Electras from January 1974 until May 1978. Prior to joining Ansett he was an Electra LAME with Qantas rated on the airframe & engine as well as an electrical extension, from 1960 until he left Qantas in 1963.
16 16MAR06
Rob Campbell advises that he was a Flight Engineer on the Electra from 23 November 1972 until 25 May 1973.
15 01NOV05
Thanks to Don Johnston for the following updates:
Max Read moved from F/O to Captain as he was on the delivery flight of VH-RMG as BNE Check Captain.
Added first name for F/E Dave Walton.
Dennis Tonks moved from F/O to Captain.
Added Captain Ian Porteous (who trained Don Johnston on type in 1975).
Added F/O Don Johnston!
Added F/O Ron Devine and F/O Max Fraser who were on the same course as Don Johnston.
Added Melbourne based Captain Gerry Flude, F/O Chris Hornsby and F/O Tim Blanch.
14 20AUG05
Brian Porter has contributed the following additions:
Captains: David Bull, Vern Cerche, Les Mellor, Ray Simes and John Woodgate.
First Officers: Sam Cilento, Jim Farrel, Andy Gersekowski, Kjell Leistad, John Loorham, William Parker, Harry Peers, Doug Watts and Ivan Wooley.
Flight Engineers: Joe Crago, Bill Fedrick, Jack Fleming, Jock Gill, Dudley Gooey, Mark Perry and F/E Walton whose first name is unknown.
The following F/Os were deleted from the list as they are already shown as Captains:
N. Baker, J. Grocott, A. Groser and R. McCrystal.
13 13AUG05
Alex King has supplied the following additional First Officers:
Steve Bradbury, Simon Hawse, Roger Husband and Andrew Wojiciki. Alex advises that he served as a First Officer on the Electra from 1973 to 1979 prior to becoming a Captain.
12 24APR05
Gil White has provided first names for the following Captains:
Amundsen Bjorn F, Barrett Robert James, Davis Stuart Scott, Terrell Mike T - Check Captain, Wainwright Henry Roy
11 23APR05
Dominic Crain, who was an F/O on the Electra 1972-1973 and a Captain 1979-1982, has contributed the following:
Captains: Dominic Crain, Don Crompton, Jim Welsh, Brian Gesell, George Bear, William (Bill) Kenworthy, Charles (Chick) Williams, Dave Ferguson, Rob Plackett, John (Hooker) Brace, John Gooch, Richard (Dick) Sara, Barry Rooke and Doug Krause.
F/O Mal Shannon.
Thanks Dominic.
10 18APR05
Peter Macmillan has contributed the following:
Captains Ted Elliott, Lee Wake, Don Bechley & Rod Harmer
F/O John Grocott
F/Es Geoff Hazelton, Warrick Stevenson, Grahame Richardson & John Turner
Thanks Peter.
9 17APR05
Mark Zucal has added Capt David Dufty and F/E John Brown. Mark recalls that he knew F/O Lumsden as Rogan, not Keith. Thanks Mark
8 17NOV04
Peter Macmillan, who was the captain on the last flight of VH-RMC with Ansett, has contributed the following names:
Captains: Brian Kearney, Alan McWilliam, Phil Murphy, Geoff Skinner and Peter Virtue.
First Officers: Dale Bridgett and Bruce Wiley.
Flight Engineers: Peter Boersen, Peter Clarke, Trevor Gordon, Peter Harris, Bill Hoffman, Mark Hultz and Ron Pearce.
Thank you Peter.
7 17OCT04
Neville Baker advises that he was an F/O on the Electra, later Captain then Flight Manager.
Ross Petrie has contributed himself, Ken Farley and Alex King.
6 28AUG04
Rob Tonge has advised that his first name was incorrectly shown as Robert when it is actually Robin (he should know!). Rob also advises that F/O Tonks' first name was Dennis and not David.
5 18AUG04
Ray Meany has updated his own listing.
4 17AUG04
Gil White has provided first names and nicknames for some of the crew added in Issue #2. All are annotated (4) above. Tonks changed from Dennis to David.
3 16AUG04
Rob Tonge has provided first names for some of the crew added in the previous issue. Also changed Barnett to Barrett. All are annotated (3) above.
2 07AUG04
Added 42 names thanks to Rob Tonge. All are annotated (2) above. These names were derived from the ANSETT-ANA Pilots Seniority List dated 01JUL68 and from Rob Tonge's own logbook.
1 06JUN04
Original issue.


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