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
The History of British Caledonian Airways 2nd edition on sale now
Caledonian 108 - A personal memoir by Charles Powell available here
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
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 December 2013 update
In the Your Photos section we now have 198 galleries of photos,
so many memories to see and share
In Special Features we have 85 galleries open
Here are just a few of them :- G-BEBL on D Check, BUA MT,
Hermes CSU (LGW), BCal Spantax, Joyce Davies - BCal Auntie
BUA Supersonic, BCal in 2020
In Memorabilia we have 70 galleries open including
Flags & Pennants, Models, BUA & BCal Calendars
Postcards, Tobacciana, Safety Cards, Flight Covers
Posters, Inflight Magazines, BUA Menus, BCal in Copper
and not forgetting BCal Media, Aircraft Galleries & The Crewroom
Jean Springett - Remembered
New Retired Engineers Reunion - Photos online here
BCal 2014 Calendars - details here
Caledonian Britannia G-ATNZ on finals into Glasgow - July 1970
Crew Room Updated
16th December 2013
Main Site Updated
1st December 2013
Next Main Update
1st January 2014
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