Anthony Marsden : International Advertising & Promotions Co-ordinator
Sadly we learn that Anthony passed on 16th December 2020. He passed peacefully, aged 84, following a stroke in 2018. My sincere condolences to his wife of 53 years, Sally, their family, friends and his former colleagues.

Anthony started in Catering but moved to Marketing and worked on promoting BCal; particularly to the high yield Oil & Gas markets.

Anthony also ran marathons, two in 1987. He was BCal Team Captain and ran and completed the London Marathon (4h 31m 04s) with 55 others in the BCal Team.

Later he ran and completed the New York Marathon (4h 24m 46s), where he was the sole BCal runner, but he had 123 BA runners for company, though all behind him no doubt. Anthony on the right after finishing the New York Marathon

Service details

Anthony will have a private funeral on 8th January 2021 in Cuckfield, West Sussex

A memorial service at his local RC Church is planned, when Covid conditions allow.
Anthony Remembered

From Peter Smith: I remember Anthony as a true gentleman and always so polite.

From Tony Cocklin
I am sorry to hear that Anthony sadly died. He was very popular and well-respected. Anthony (always 'Anthony,' never 'Tony') was courteous, humourous and a fine professional. He loved BCAL, its camaraderie and was a credit to the airline. A good man.

From Phil Bowell
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Anthony. I first met him when we worked together in the flight kitchen. He was wonderful to sit and talk to over lunch or dinner. Every subject under the sun was talked about, the biggest being how he wanted to do so much more with his life. As opportunities grew with the growth of BCAL, he made the move to Marketing. We met often after and it was obviously a good move for him. He was very happy there. He will be missed. RIP Anthony.

From Richard Heywood
Iím sorry to hear about Anthony. I took him on as an Account Executive when I was running the specialist sales department at Westchester House in Haywards Heath. We dealt with groups, tours, conferences as well as the oil and gas industries. Anthony was such a gentlemanly character and a pleasure to have in the department. I remember he had the most beautiful black Labradors, which were working gun dogs, usually on the Balcombe Estate if I recall correctly. My sincere condolences to Sally, whom I met on a number of occasions. They were a perfect match.

If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at

Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Barry Prior, Charles Goodrich, Charles Powell,

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