Graham Broadbridge : GM East Asia / Pacific Routes
It is with great sadness I learn that Graham passed earlier today, 22nd June 2022. My sincere condolences go to his wife Noddy, their family, friends and former colleagues.

Sadly Graham had been unwell for some time but declined rapidly in the last 2-3 weeks.

Graham’s wife Noddy is very tired of course and would like some quiet time for the next little while.

My thanks to Phil Bowell and Peter Smith for passing on the sad news. RIP Graham.


To the right a photo of Graham (on the left) singing with Martin Harewood as part of "The Fallen Arches" at the BCal 10th anniversary party in 1980.
Service details

Graham's service will be held at Brighton Crematorium on Wednesday 13th July 2022 at 12 noon, and afterwards a gathering at the Piltdown Golf Course
Graham Remembered

From Walter Riggans:
RIP Graham - one of the best

From Phil Bowell
Graham was one of those people you could not fail to like - he was always in the middle of what was going on, a truly nice man who liked to get things done. I never worked with Graham but came across him often and always enjoyed his company, especially socially where he was the life and soul of a gathering. Rest In Peace Graham - Fly High.

From Kris Massie:
So sorry, condolences to Noddy, family and colleagues

From Dick Holder
Graham was a real super guy and always a gentleman. He was a great work colleague and a super salesman. RIP G, fly high.

From Caron Phillips:
RIP and my sincere condolences to his family and friends

From George Banks
I remember Graham came from the earliest days of Caledonian Airways as sales manager Australia/Far East but I did not know him then but knew him when he moved to The UK and covered South America and sales Marketing In other areas. He often visited Pam Ryan in the office  where I was as well, because she was Catering Rep South America and East Africa. He was always honest and straightforward and a great sense of humour. I last saw him at the anniversary dinner for BCAL at Brooklands where he praised my book that I had written and I was very grateful as he helped sell a few more copies! RIP Graham

From Frances Firmin:
So sorry to hear this, condolences to family and friends.

From Richard Heywood:
I knew he was unwell sadly but it still comes as a shock. Very sad. RIP Graham

From Alan Reeves:
Such a sad day. Graham was a good friend over the years. As Tony Cocklin says Graham was one of the greats. And he brought to Caledonian airways one of the biggest contracts ever - 220 round trip charters to Australia from Europe. And indeed he ended up managing the Far East based initially in KUL. Lots of us lads worked under him in the Lagos days and are forever grateful to him and his style and of course our sincere condolences to Noddy. RIP Graham

From Sally Simmonds: So sorry. RIP Graham.

From Roger Warren: RIP Graham

From David Hicks: A sad day, may Graham rest in peace

From Kerry Coles: R.I.P. Graham

From Tony Cocklin:
GB was one of BCAL's 'greats,' wasn't he. I remember him from the days when he joined Caledonian in Kuala Lumpur to manage the exempt charter flight operation. It linked flights from LGW to KUL with a charter ship service KUL-SYD providing low-cost travel between the UK and Oz. Great days!

From Pat Cresswell: Such sad news RIP Graham.

From John J. Ruzich: Sad to hear this news.

From Pippa Barett: What a shame, another lovely guy gone

From Michael Fletcher
: One of the truly good guys, a joy to be with. RIP Graham

From Audrey E. Bateman: So sorry to hear about Graham, another lovely man gone.

From Mike Booth: Sad news. So many memories of Graham all to be cherished.

From Beverley Goody
Such sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Noddy & family. We remember good times in Lagos. Kevin & Beverley Goody

From Jacqueline Dillmann
Graham was such a character, entertaining and fun. I can still see him singing New York New York at one of our sales conference. May he rest in Peace.

From Jim Will
: R.I.P. Graham. Condolences to family.

From Rohan Alce
: Such sad news. A legend. RIP Graham.

From Fee Flee: So very sorry. Fly Free Graham

From Trevor Warburton: Very sad to hear. RIP Graham

From Janet Willis: So sad

From Coreen Wilcox
So sorry to hear this. I remember Graham well always travelling somewhere on our flights. Rest in peace Graham. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

From Sheila Williams Tyson: So sad to hear this. Condolences Noddy - friends for ever. Love to you as always

From Jean Bagnell: So sorry to hear this news. I worked with Graham at Gatwick in Terrapin 2. My sincere condolences to his family.

From Sally Ann Beischer
What sad news, I remember Graham from my first days in Terrapin 1 at B.CAL. Graham was always the best Master of Ceremonies ! With love to Noddy, I am thinking of you both.

From Richard Friend: Very sad to hear this. RIP Graham. Condolences Noddy. Worked with him in LOS.

From Graham Waters: R.I.P Graham.

From Riaz Butt: Sad news, my prayers and thoughts for Graham and his family. R.I.P Graham.

From Beryl Mason
Sad news. Graham was a lovely guy, he a Ray Jackson going so close to one another, my condolences to both of their families. R.I.P Graham.

From Neil Steffen
I followed Ray Jackson into Zambia in 1989 and Graham lived for many years near us in Ditchling. True overseas icons for BCAL who left positive legacies where they served

From Agnes Reburn: So sad to hear about Graham, lovely guy. Condolences to Noddy

From Charles Powell
I was very saddened to read of Graham's death. I knew Graham well and worked closely with many times during BCAL's development years. We travelled together many times to Singapore and South America. He worked tirelessly and effectively to improve our marketing in so many cities. One of the projects on which we worked together was studying possible BCAL services to Australia in the mid 1970's. The project had to be shelved for political reasons but not before Graham's knowledge of the Australian market had demonstrated that such services could be very good for BCAL.

From Andy Bridgeman
Such very sad news. Particularly good memories of Graham’s ‘South American Routes’ period in the mid/late 70’s, and fun trips and meetings with our South American colleagues. A real professional and great to work with. Sincere condolences to Noddy.

From Jenny Holland
: A lovely guy from the old days. Condolences to all the family.

From Jeff Youtan
A much valued mentor and friend.  Graham was present at my first interview with BCal to launch the Seychelles and I got to know both he and Noddy well as they loved the Islands and were regular visitors. Over the years and in a number of overseas postings Graham could always be relied upon for his help and support and I shall always be grateful for his guidance and friendship. My very sincere condolences to Noddy.

From Davina Janman: Very sad - Graham and Noddy were a lovely couple - rest in peace Graham

From Richard Bristow
I am very sad to hear of Grahams passing. He was my senior Manager when I joined South America Sales, a truly great guy who inspired loyalty and trust. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

From David Cooper
Very sad! A good friend & mentor. Graham started me on my Overseas Career in Seychelles. After BA we worked together on various consulting projects in West Africa for Speedwing & others. RIP Graham

From Andy Coupland
You’re still with us Graham - rest assured, you live on in our hearts, Mate. Your support and friendship was much appreciated when I joined BCAL in 1977 as a mere slip of a lad, and I still hold great memories of our trips together in the 1990s to Corsica and elsewhere, post-BCAL. Not to mention the occasional all-nighter at your wonderful place in Wivelsfield Green. Just a moment...I can hear you singing “My Way” as I write. I’m listening, keep on singing!

From Sue Barter: So sorry to hear another great BCal member has passed

From John Morgan
So sad to hear of the passing of Graham Broadbridge. Sending all sincere condolences to his wife and family. It was a privilege working with Graham, this world is now a lesser place!!! RIP my friend.

From Keryma Briceño Neff
Although it was almost 45 years ago when I worked for BCAL, I kept the best memories of Mr. Broadbridge. He was a real gentleman and a best boss......I feel very lucky that I had the chance to get to know him

From Neil Warringer
Very sad news. We worked together on the South American route, in good times and bad times. He was a fine leader to a diverse team spread over the continent.

From Rohan Alce
Such sad news. Graham was one of the airline's great characters and always fun to be around. He will be sorely missed. I remember a few years back enjoying dinner at Jeremy's restaurant near Haywards Heath with a band playing in the corner of the room, when suddenly the dulcet tones of a singer joined the group. I turned around to enjoy the experience only to see our very own GB in full voice entertaining the assembled diners. Wonderful and completely unexpected. RIP Graham and sincere condolences to Noddy.




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Condolences have been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Nigel Hammond, Biddi Geoghegan, Kris Massie, Walter Riggans, Tina Harvey, Lindsay Smith, Peter Durran, Christine Jegu, Caron Phillips, Lucinda Ritchie, Julie Hourigan, Nick Washington-Jones, Christine Ritchie, Sylvia Murphy, Bob Coleshill, Jean Bagnell, Riaz Butt, Jackie Hebert Hayes, Coreen Wilcox, Janet Willis, Susie Douglas-Smith, Graham Waters, Richard Friend, Sally Ann Beischer, Julie Green, Sheila Williams Tyson, Andy Hudson, Fee Flee, David Groom, Pat Cresswell, Liz Rogers, Anthea McClelland,


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