Thomas Brian Schmidt

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

1947 – 54 with Union Castle up the 3rd Officer. Then did odd jobs ashore in the U.K. before emigrating to New Zealand in 1959.

1960 – 65 sailed on the research vessel “Tui” as 1st Officer.

1966 – joined Air New Zealand as Flight Navigator until 1971 when retrained as Flight Engineer. Operated on DC8, DC10 and B747 until retiring in 1983.

Went back to sea as Master and half owner of a small trading vessel operating a cargo passenger service to Great Barrier Reef Island 50 miles from Auckland.

1988 sold out and returned to Aviation until 1993.

1999 cruising the South Pacific and Queensland Coast in his 40′ steel ketch, Jananna.

2002 returned to New Zealand.

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