Gerry Lydon  MOCON, Station Manager Los Angeles / BCal Commuter
Sadly Gerry passed away on the 24th August 2019. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues. Gerry worked in Ops both in the UK and overseas.  


Service details

Gerry's service was held on Monday 9th September at
St Edward The Confessor Church in Crawley.

(Church Address:- Hillcrest Close, Pound Hill, Crawley, RH10 7EQ  Map Here)


The family kindly extended a welcome for friends and colleagues to join them.

Gerry Remembered

From Tom Stringer
Gerry had a distinguished aviation career both in the UK and overseas. He was a family friend and my supervisor in BCal Commuter Ops. After the BA merger he went on to work in Special Services until his retirement as an officer. There he ensured the smooth passage of VIP passengers and members of the royal family, including the late Princess Diana and her sons William & Harry. RIP Gerry Lydon “Commuter 4”

From Nick Ellis

Sad news. Always ready with amusing stories, Gerry was a pleasure to work with during his days in BCAL Commuter Ops.

From Marlene Crawley: Very sad news, Gerry was a real character and a delight to know

From Jackie Lloyd: R.I.P Gerry. You were quite a character!

From Linda Collyer: So sorry to hear the news on Gerry. Remembered with affection.

From Cherry Perkins: A real character. Very sorry to hear this news xx

From Richard Heywood
I remember Gerry well when he was a MOCON and I was in Flight Watch in the Terrapins. Happy days. RIP Gerry.

From Roger Humphrey: R.I.P. Gerry.

From Roger Moore: RIP Gerry.

From Carolyn Poppeliers: Sorry to hear this. He was a character in Commuter Services

From Frank Skilbeck: Sad news indeed. RIP Gerry

From Doug Anderson: I worked with Gerry in Tradewinds Airways a real genuine guy.. always had a smile!! RIP Gerry

From Christina Selmes: Sad news. RIP Gerry

From Martyn Gurton: A true gentleman in and out of work. He will be missed in this life.

From John Baxter-Smith:  I didn't know him at BCal but knew him later. He was definitely a character and will be missed. R.I.P

From Trevor Fisher: Met him in Lagos working for Tradewinds in the 80’s. Good bloke. RIP Gerry

From Shirley Tebby: Oh bless, I remember Gerry...always very dapper and professional. RIP. X

From Chris Guyler
Gerry and I were cousins but we were more like brothers! Gerry instigated the start of my career in airlines when he told me that there was a job being advertised for a position in BUA Crew Rostering in 1968. Needless to say I was successful and joined Gerry in BUA. Hence my history that is in the “Crew Room”. Thanks Gerry and we know you are at rest and peace. God bless, Chris Guyler




If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at  BCalatribute@outlook.com



Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Jim Williams, Kris Massie, Dave Phillips, Fee Flee, Elizabeth English, Doug Anderson, Sara Cunningham, Mike Keely, Rob Derr, Susan Buckley, Liz Rogers, Sharon Burgess, Robin Frazier, Elizabeth Figueiredo, Doug Ledingham, Malcolm McCluskey,  Christine Jegu, Zoë Wornham, Bob Raynor, Nick Ellis, David John Mercer, Peter Kenworthy, Lulu Taylor




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