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 July 2014 update
In the Your Photos section we 4 new galleries from
Eunice Musgrave, Kieran Durnford, Iona Jones and Peter Fleming

In Special Features we have a new 4 page feature
BUA's Caribbean Airline - United Caribbean Airways

In Memorabilia we have 2 new pages
BUA Herald - a super model

and not forgetting Aircraft Galleries & The Crewroom

Peter Mallen - Remembered here

New Guild of Aviation Artists - BCal VC10 painting on show

Reunion Diary - BUA Traffic Reunion - Full details online

Retired Engineers Summer Party - Photos Online now

BCal Notepads - on sale now here   on sale now (limited edition)
Click here to go to the 40th Anniversary Edition update
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