A special welcome message from Alastair Pugh

For most of us, BCAL quite simply represents some of the best years of our professional lives. It was an extraordinary airline, powered to wide acclaim in its day by an extraordinary team of people.  Memories of BCAL are enduring and remain a source of inspiration.

It was a true privilege for me to help lead such a remarkable enterprise and I have much pleasure in welcoming you to this web site, British Caledonian - A Tribute.

It commemorates not only our achievements but also the abiding friendships which were forged within the BCAL family. It is a tribute to us all that, even after so many years, the name British Caledonian still commands widespread respect within the industry and is recalled with affection by so many who flew with us.

As our late Chairman, Sir Adam Thomson, wrote: so long as former BCAL people are employed in aviation and hand down their legacy to others, so long as our former customers demand the level of personal service and value for money we strove to provide and so long as aspiring airlines battle to open new markets, BCAL lives on.

You bet it does!

Alastair Pugh
Former Managing Director and Executive Vice-Chairman.
British Caledonian Airways.

Welcome to the home of British Caledonian Airways
The History of British Caledonian Airways   2nd edition on sale now                                 

A holiday in Brittany - Ar Karregenn - run by Peter Kenworthy
A break in Paris - B&B by B&T run by Ex BCal'er Brian Ferguson
Holiday in France - La Varache - run by Ex BCal'er Chris Hill

Lavender Gifts and more, grown by Carol Hamblin
Caledonian 108 by Charles Powell
Gourmet & Glamour - by George Banks 
Before There Were Trolley Dollies
  by Angela Waller
In-Flight Confidential by Richard Havers

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Welcome to the November 2014 update
In the Your Photos section we 4 new galleries from
Sheila Brown, Lisa Ewing, Phil Rix and Brian Robbins

In Special Features we have 2 new features
Ken Wolstenholme
and also
The History of Gatwick 1246-1958

In Memorabilia we have a new page  Airwork Hermes by Deborah Jones

and dont forget The Crewroom & Aircraft Galleries too

BCal 2015 Calendars - on sale now  
limited stock now

Reunion Diary - full details in the diary - 
The Retired Engineers 2014 Xmas Party - was held on 21st November

Keith Watson Remembered and service details

New Da Nang Bound - A Legacy of War by Frank Skilbeck  details here
Click here to go to the 40th Anniversary Edition update
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Caledonian Britannia G-AOVJ at PWK 1967
   Crew Room Updated
  23rd November 2014
Main Site Updated
1st November 2014
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1st December 2014
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