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
Da Nang Bound by Frank Skilbeck   
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 April 2015 update
The Douala / G-ARUD Memorial Refurbishment Appeal

In the Your Photos section we have 2 new galleries
from David Braithwaite and Stephanie O'Connor

In BCal Media we have 2 new videos from Ian Haines
BCal 1970-1988 and BCal Football & BCal Netball

In Special Features we have:-
LGW-LHR Airlink by Captain Bill Ashpole - Pt 3
The final installment of the Airlink history
and
BUA Executive Herald - The Royal Flight 1963
A page featuring the Crew who flew Princess Alexandra

and dont forget The Crewroom, The Hangars & Memorabilia too

Brian Thorburn, John Sartain, Brian McLean, Cap. Alan G. Smith
Remembered and service information Updated 22nd April

Reunion Diary   - Have your reunion mentioned here
Click here to go to the 40th Anniversary Edition update
Hit Counter
BUIA Herald on finals to GLA (1969)
   Crew Room Updated
27th April 2015
Main Site Updated
1st April 2015
Next Main Site Update
1st May 2015
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