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
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 March 2014 update
In the Your Photos section we 4 new galleries from
Alan Painter, Richard Goring, Maureen Rogers and Roger Botting
In BCal Media we have a new video by Ian Haines
BCal / BA Integration and Line Engineering
Lots of former staff in Ian's video
In Special Features we have a new feature
BCal and The Woman of Straw
Air Ferry - The Charter Airline within Air Holdings
In Memorabilia we have a new gallery open
BUA - The South American Advertising
and not forgetting Aircraft Galleries & The Crewroom
Captain David Flett - remembered here
Brian Gladman - remembered here
Reunion Diary - New 2014 date for your calendar
Air Ferry DC-4 G-APYK at LGW
Crew Room Updated
8th March 2014
Main Site Updated
1st March 2014
Next Main Update
1st April 2014
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