BARRY FLOOD
1935 - 1982

Born in 1935, Barry completed his National Service at Archerfield, where he learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was a relieving bank manager with CBA and had opportunity to visit all over Queensland and PNG, where he was able to visit and photograph WW2 crash sites, and participate in restoration of a Wirraway. He joined AHSA in 1972 and became part of the group who formed QAM. He used his legal knowledge to facilitate incorporation under the Religious, Educational, and Charitable Institutions Act. He served as initial Secretary to QAM and loaned money to purchase the first exhibit, the Canberra bomber. Later he served as Vice President. He visited Europe and America with his father in 1976, attending museums and displays and promoting QAM, then travelling to America on the Concorde, possibly the first Queenslanders to do so. He was instrumental in having the Meteor TT20 donated to the museum, and dealt with the many problems of moving the museum to new locations. He became a victim of cancer and battled through the last two years of his life, his last outing being a QAM Open Day at Eagle Farm a few days before his death on 21.6.82.


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