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 March 2015 update
The Douala / G-ARUD Memorial Refurbishment Appeal

In the Your Photos section we have 2 new galleries
from Brian Robbins and one for Wally Brunn

In Aircraft Galleries we have a new page  Flight Sim 6 BCal
They get more realistic each time

In Special Features we have:-
LGW-LHR Airlink by Captain Bill Ashpole - Pt 2
The next installment of the Airlink history
Captain Denis N Robinson
A special page remembering Denis's long career

and dont forget The Crewroom, BCal Media & Memorabilia too

Bill Stace Remembered and Service info
Gladys Cooper Remembered

Reunion Diary   Paris LBG/CDG Sales Team Get-together - Photo online
Click here to go to the 40th Anniversary Edition update
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BCal 1-11 G-AXJK on final to LGW - 1972
   Crew Room Updated
28th March 2015
Main Site Updated
1st March 2015
Next Main Site Update
1st April 2015
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