Glyn Genin Financial Times and BCal Photographer
Sadly Glyn passed away on 5th October 2019 at the St Peter and St James Hospice, North Chailey, after losing his brave fight against cancer. His wife Hilary and son Chris were with him when he passed. My sincere condolences go out to Glyn's family, friends and all those that knew him through his airline photography.
Glyn's service was held at St Giles Church, Horsted Keynes on Friday 8th November 2019
Following the service there was a wake at the nearby Green Man
The family kindly extended a welcome for friends and colleagues to join them.
From Tony Cocklin
Glyn was former Picture Editor of the Financial Times from where he and his team served as official photographers to BCAL and before that, to BUA. Glyn's top-class photography graphically recorded the entire life and times of the airline. His pictures of the BCAL aircraft fleet, its people, network locations and every notable milestone occasion were widely admired and are still treasured by many. His last 'assignment' was coverage of Alastair Pugh's Memorial Service at Brooklands earlier this year, 2019.
Over the years, Glyn became very much part of the BCAL 'family.' He continued to keep in touch with BCAL friends and colleagues long after the airline's demise. Glyn was visited regularly by a good number of them during recent months in hospital and latterly at the hospice. Many sincere condolences to Hilary who was also well-known in BCAL circles.
From Susie Douglas-Smith : Sad news. My thoughts are with his family
From Sally Simmonds : Very sad to hear.
From Ray Astridge : Glyn was one of the photographers with me in Orly when BCal got XN. RIP Glyn.
From Marjorie Anglesea Jackson : So sorry, RIP Glyn.
From Tony Cutting : Sad news RIP sir, condolences to his family and many friends
From Liz Rogers : RIP Glyn
From Caron Phillips : RIP and my condolences to his friends and family
From Sally Ann Beischer
Very sad news, Glyn was a great photographer and friend. Thinking of Hilary at this sad time and the rest of the family.
From Fee Flee : So very sorry Fly Free Glyn
From Rosemary David Whitten : RIP Glyn.
From Elizabeth Lockhart-Mure
I knew Glyn well from Nairobi days, how very very sad, he was far too young to leave us. My sincere condolences to Hilary. Rest in peace, Glyn
From Angela Williams (Kelley)
Glyn took my wedding photos back in 1977! They were wonderful and I hope he continues snapping merrily in heaven!
From Jeff Youtan : RIP Glyn - sad news.
From Phil Bowell
Really sorry to hear of the passing of Glyn, he was a really great guy and I knew him for quite a while. I first met him when he came around the old BUA/BCAL flight kitchen. We next met when he did some work on the Ramp, for special flights, first flights as I recall.
Next was meeting him in Dallas Ft/Worth when he accompanied the BCAL Golfing Lions in the early 80’s (I was there from 81 to 84 so within that period). I certainly remember his photo shoot in New York for the inaugural in 1985 and his great picture of The Wall In Times Square with the pipe band underneath. An iconic image. I last saw him at Alastair Pugh’s memorial, he looked well and we had a good chat. A really nice man who will be sadly missed.
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, Mike Keely, Liz Rogers, Jackie Hebert, Richard Church, Roy Sexton, Charlotte Moremon Burnell, Jenny Thomas, Debbie Dean, Julie Nuttall, Peter Durran, Walter Van de Cruys, Brian Buchanan Aitchison, Pat Cresswell, Marjorie Anglesea Jackson, Susie Douglas-Smith, Martin Leach, Deborah Peak
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