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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 December 2014 update
In the Your Photos section we 4 new galleries from
Alan Painter, Margaret Robert, Dave Surry and Dave Hedges
In Special Features we have 2 major new features
Sir Adam Thomson - The Interview
A 45 minute radio intervew with Adam in 1990
2014 - Return to Douala
The search for the memorial in the Cameroon
and dont forget The Crewroom, Memorabilia & Aircraft Galleries too
BCal 2015 Calendars - total announced here
27/12/14 Roy Bates Remembered
Da Nang Bound - A Legacy of War by Frank Skilbeck details here
BCal Charter's G-BJZE - DC10-10
Crew Room Updated
27th December 2014
Main Site Updated
1st December 2014
Next Main Site Update
1st January 2015
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