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!
Former Managing Director and Executive Vice-Chairman.
British Caledonian Airways.
Welcome to the home of British Caledonian Airways
BA Retired Staff Association
The Gatwick branch has many former BCal staff
and the RSA has useful pension & travel info too
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Welcome to the September 2016 update
Alan Reeves, Barbara Pattenden and Kevin Thorne
The World of British Caledonian
A superb promotional film sent in by Roger Henning
Showcasing many facets of BCal's global operations
Captain Henry "Harry" Saunderson and Des de Silva remembered
The Crewroom - Can you help with any missing email addresses please?
747 G-BJXN Mungo Park at LGW
Crew Room Updated
26th September 2016
Main Site Updated
1st September 2016
Next Main Site Update
1st October 2016
Site optimised for viewing with
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Lynne's Christmas Trees by Lynne Le Maitre - New
Colours Guesthouse - Mablethorpe run by Fred & Jean Gorman New
A holiday in Brittany - Ar Karregenn - run by Peter Kenworthy
A break in Paris - The Terrace at 22 run by Brian Ferguson
Holiday in France - La Varache - run by Chris Hill
Lavender Gifts and more, grown by Carol Hamblin