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 October 2014 update
In the Your Photos section we 4 new galleries from
Jenny Allen, Roger Botting, Kathryn Evans and Mike Embleton

In Special Features we have a superb feature on
CFEA - Caledonian Far East Airways
The inside account of this far away airline in Hong Kong

In Memorabilia we have a new page
Air Charter Tudor Model - new release

In Aircraft Galleries a new gallery
Channel Air Bridge / BUA B170s at Southend

But dont forget The Crewroom & BCal Video too

BCal 2015 Calendars - on sale now

Reunion Diary - full details in the diary
Next is on 26th October - Mortons / BUA Traffic Dept in Charlwood

Margaret Ashpole Remembered here
Bob Norris Remembered Here     John Edgar Memorial Day
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   Crew Room Updated
  16th October 2014
Main Site Updated
1st October 2014
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1st November 2014
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