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 September 2014 update
In the Your Photos section we 4 new galleries from
Ian Corby, Rohan Alce, Ian Barber and Dave Surry

In Special Features we have a 2 new pages
BCal VC10 to the Seychelles (and film)
and  Captain Harry F Broadbent - Aviation Pioneer

In Memorabilia we have a new page
Caledonian Airways 707 Travel Agency Model - circa 1967

In Aircraft Galleries a new gallery
BCal / Cal Air DC10s Pt 3

But dont forget The Crewroom & BCal Video too

Reunion Diary -
2 reunions coming - full details in the diary
Next is on 26th September - Flight Deck Reunion in Crawley

Bob Norris Remembered Here     John Edgar Memorial Day

Geoff Walford - Remembered

Talk by Eric "Winkle" Brown / Air Aces - details here
Click here to go to the 40th Anniversary Edition update
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Caledonian's G-AVKA at Prestwick in 1968
   Crew Room Updated
  18th September 2014
Main Site Updated
1st September 2014
Next Main Site Update
1st October 2014
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