The Reunion Diary
British Caledonian Airways

British United Airways, Caledonian Airways and their forebears


Below a list of the reunions that have been held, with their photo galleries too
BCAL Flight Deck Mutual Fund Annual Reunion
Russ Hill Hotel on Friday 26th September 2008.

The Flight/ Cabin Crew reunion went off very well as usual
best wishes, Laurie
lauriegriffiths2002@btinternet.com
BCAL Sales, Marketing & Advertising Reunion
Friday 5th Sept 2008  Wingspan Club - Gatwick

The Reunion went very well on Friday, we had about 40 people there despite the terrible weather. 
Great to see everyone again, Audrey

Many thanks to Audrey for taking the great photo's, and to everyone for letting them be shown
Paris Reunion - What a Success
The Reunion was a great success.
The restaurant did us very well - surprising us with a cake with the BCAL golden lion!
It was an evening of memory-sharing and good humour  (we even had an election for the "
Tartan Knickers Award" for the person who best represented the spirit of BCAL!!! - won by Lucienne Lelong!)
We remembered the staff who have passed away and drank a toast to absent friends. We would like to make this an annual affair - more prior notice and a weekend event would probably make it possible for more people from the UK to attend.

We are all looking forward to filling up one of the hangars in LGW for an international bash!!

Here are the photo's from the Reunion
BCAL Staff Reunion - June 2001 - Paris
Attendance List
Name
Dates               BCAL/Post
Marceline Boudier
Jan 75 - May78       Stewardess
Dominique Dye
1975 - 1977             Stewardess
Mady Mayne (ex Cas)
Oct 71                     Accountant
Lucienne Lelong
Nov 71-Jul 88           Secretary to Station Manager CDG
Jean-Pierre Robert
Nov 71 - May88        D/O, Station Manager
                                Personnel Administrator
Alain Vincens
Jan 77 - Nov 83        Traffic/Ticketing
Françoise Bocquet
Nov 71 - March 88    Traffic Agent
Annie Sallin
Mar 72 - Mar 88        Traffic Agent
Danielle Bachmann
Oct 77 - Mar 88         Traffic Agent
Sylvie Boulleret
Nov 71 - Mar 88         Traffic Agent
Raoul & Laurence Cassiani Ingoni
1973 - Mar 88             Ticket Desk Supervisor
Agnès Covo
1973 - Mar 88              Reservations Supervisor
Brigitte Fontaine
1979 - Apr 88             Ticket Desk Supervisor
Pascale Gosset
Sep 83 - Apr 88         Secretary to Sales Manager
Nathalie Houisse
27/04/87 - 01/04/88     Reservations and Ticket Desk Agent
Martine Mastengue
1973 - 1988                 Duty Manager
Brian Ferguson
1974 - 1978                 Traffic & Ticketing Agent
Unable to Attend
Roy Marshall
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Derek Jenkins
Brian Ablett
Daphné Tabaries
Joe Cooper
Wally Perera
Paul Barbier
Nelly Auguste
Guido Planamente
Marie-Martine Durand
Anna Lesaulnier
Régine Fondimare
Louis Démarque
If you would like to get in touch with any of the above-mentioned people please contact Brian Ferguson brianferguson@free.fr who will forward your request.

(please note, Brian's email address was updated on
23rd Oct 2008)
Dont forget to email us with details of your Reunion, big or small, they all are welcome

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001         Slyvia Morant, Val Houston, Simon Rickard
002         Derek Russell and Graham Broadbridge
003         Keith Haynes
004         Slyvia Morant & Alan Reeves
005         Simon Rickard and Diedre Drewett
006         Hayatte Turley, Charles Goodrich, Anne Young & Pauline Thrift
007         Val Houston, Cynthia Roberts and Robin Cooper
008         Barry Prior & Cynthia Roberts
009         Viv Izzard, Keith Farmer, Dierdre Drewett and Richard Heywood
010         Rohan Alce and John Harrisson
011         Richard Heywood and Chris Gilbert
012         Guy Boyling, David Joy and Charles Goodrich
013         Pauline Thrift and Sally Ann Beischer
014         Karen Anderson, Lynda Deller and Don Brook 


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BUA and Morton Traffic Staff Reunion

was held on Sunday 11th October 2009 
at the
Cambridge Hotel, Horley


The BCAL MT Reunion  - was held on 11th July 2009

at the Crawley Club in Crawley.


Around 90 attended the reuinion this year and
raised close on £1,000 for a local hospice and the
auction of BCal memorabilia on the day raised £300.

Congratulations to everyone on raising so much for such a great cause.

  The reuinion was organised by Roger Humphrey


A great time was had by all, and £650 was raised for the St Peter and St James Hospice

Well done to Jon Theobolds for all his hard work, it went brilliantly

This reunion was in aide of St Peter & St James Hospice in Chailey, where our colleague Mike Barrett spent his last days.

Map showing the location of the Cambridge Hotel                          St Peter & St James Hospice Website

British Caledonian in Buenos Aires - Argentinian Staff Reunion

was held on 31st July 2009


Down Town Matias Irish Pub

and was organised by Anders LindblomRichard Munoz


Photos of the BUE Reunion Online
Roger Humphrey Auctioning copy
Roger MT Reunion
BCal - Forty Years On Reunion 1970 - 2010

Was held on Saturday 29th May 2010
at the
Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood

Stanhill Court Hotel Website
BCal 40th Reunion Organising Committee

Simon Ames, Trevor Boud, Phil Bowell, Graham Broadbridge
Tony & Joy Cocklin, Mick Fletcher, Alan Painter,Alastair Pugh and Peter Smith

Contact Tony Cocklin
Guest List
Reunion Photo's online now
The reunion went off really well, the hotel was very nice and the place was packed with 300 guest's, some in uniform too.

Reunion Photo Gallery

If any one has any photos to add, please email them over  email

I hope everyone had a great time at the reunion

Flight Deck Mutual Fund Annual Reunion
was held at the
Russ Hill Hotel, Charlwood
on
Friday 24th September 2010



We hope everybody had a great time


Photo Gallery here
The Retired Engineers Night

on the 14th December 2010

at 7.30 pm at the Wingspan Club, near Gatwick.

It is quite well attended and all former engineers welcome

Contact Geoff Lewis


The 2011 BCAL MT Reunion  - 

was held on 9th July at the Crawley Club in Crawley.

  The reunion was organised by Roger Humphrey

rogerhumphrey@yahoo.com

BCAL LGW Cargo Reunion  - 17th September 2011

For all those past and present was held at the Pelham Buckle Pub Ifield, Crawley

The Reunion was organised by  Sue Kriebel - email here



BUA Traffic Staff Reunion - 16th October 2011 

was held at the Cambridge Hotel, Horley
The reunion was organised by   Jon Theobalds

  Photo Gallery - Click Here
   

BCAL LGW - Horsham Reunion  - Friday 16 September 2011

Was held at The Olive Branch (formerly The Green Dragon ) -12 Bishopric,  Horsham.

The reunion was organised by   Chris Gargano  email Chris

Photo Gallery - Click Here
   

The BCal Reunion in Paris

was held on 19th February 2012


The reunion was organised Brian Ferguson  email Brian  (
bcalinparis@free.fr )

For The Paris Reunion Website please - click here
 


Reunion Photos and write-up
Flight Deck Mutual Fund Annual Reunion
was held at the  Crown Plaza Hotel, Gatwick
on
Friday 30th September 2011



We hope everybody had a great time


Photo Gallery here   

The Retired Engineers Night

was held on the 6th December 2011

at the Wingspan Club, near Gatwick.


BCAL LGW - The 2nd Horsham Reunion  - was held on Friday 20th January 2012

at The Olive Branch (formerly The Green Dragon ) -12 Bishopric,  Horsham.

The reunion was organised by   Chris Gargano  email Chris


Former Marketing Staff Reunion
was held on

Friday 9th March 2012
at the

Wingspan Club - Gatwick

Contact: Audrey Bateman  here             Map showing the Wingspan  here



Photo Gallery Here
Reunion Photo Gallery Online

BCal / BUA Edinburgh Staff Reunion

was held on Sunday 6th May 2012

The reunion was organised  by  Monica Blacklaw  email

Photo Gallery Here

Flight Deck Mutual Fund Annual Reunion

was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Gatwick
on
Friday 28th September 2012

The Retired Engineers Reunion

was held on the 11th December 2012

at the Wingspan Club, near Gatwick.

we hope all had a great time
  A GRAND CELEBRATION

25 Year Reunion
for
Passenger Services  / Ground Operations
was held at the

The Wingsoan Social Club nr Gatwick   (map)

on
Saturday 13th April 2013

The event was organised by  Chris Gargano


BCal Aircrew and Ground Staff

Reunion Music Night at the Wingspan

was held on Friday 21st June 2013

I hope all had a super time and well done to Alan for organising this one

Info and photos can be found here


For futher details please contact Alan on   guitars2guitars@yahoo.co.uk

We hope all had a good time and many thanks to Captain Dennis McQuoid for organising the event


All photos welcome of course
BCal Flight Deck Reunion - 2013
was held on
Friday 27th September
BUA Apprentices - 1965 Reunion
1st November 2013

The BUA apprentice intake of 1965 met up as planned and a good time was had by all

The gathering was organised by Vince Cloutt   Vince@vmcaero.com

Photo Gallery Here


The Retired Engineers Night

was held on the

28th November 2013

at

Crawley Jubilee club,
Jubilee Walk, Three Bridges, Crawley, RH10 1LQ
  
Photo Gallery Open

Retired Engineering Staff Summer Party

was held on Friday 20th June 2014

at the Jubilee Club, Jubilee walk,  Three Bridges

new    Photo Gallery here     new
Central Reservation Control...CRC at LGW

A get together was arranged for CRC Staff..

it was held on Friday 11th July

at the Dukes Head Pub, Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, RH10 4HH      map here

Luncheon in honour of Dr. Peter Chapman
Brooklands Museum - near Weybridge; Surrey

was held on

Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Full details here
   and   Photo Gallery here

British Airways / British Caledonian Reunion BBQ

was held on

Saturday 6th September

at the

Crawley Jubilee club,

The reunion was organised by


Mel Sanders, Ray Hilton and Chris McPhail


New  Photo gallery here   New

The Annual Flight Deck Reunion

was held on   Friday 26th September 2014 at the

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Crawley

The reunion organiser was Dennis McQuoid on 01403-261453 

This event was open to Non-flightdeck members too


The BUA & MortonsTraffic Dept Reunion
was held on
Sunday 26th October 2014.

at the
Stanhill Court Hotel

For enquiries please contact Jon Theobalds on   Jon.Theobalds@btinternet.com  
                     
We hope all had a superb time

Photo Gallery Online


The Retired Engineers Christmas Party - 2014

was held on

21st November 2014
at
Crawley Jubilee Club,
Jubilee Walk, Three Bridges, Crawley, RH10 1LQ

Jubilee Club Location Map
BCAL LBG/CDG Traffic/Sales Desk Lunch 29th Jan 2015

"Brian and the Bevy of Beautiful Caledonian Girls"

Agnès, Danièle, Martine, Lydia, Brian, Françoise, Sylvie, Laurence, Annie


BUA Traffic - Mini Reunion Lunch
20th May 2015


Held at the Green Man, Ringmer

Jon Theobalds, Allan Stevens, Trevor Warburton,
Charles Manetta and John McCarthy
BCAL / BA Retired Engineers BBQ

Was held at the

Crawley Jubilee Club
Three Bridges

on  Friday 26 June 2015

All retired engineering staff were welcome.

Map to the Jubilee Club here


BUA Traffic - Mini Reunion Lunch
14th July 2015

Held at the Green Man, Ringmer

Left to right
John Simpson, Brian Culver , John McCarthy, Allan Stevens,
Jon Theobalds, Trevor Warburton, Charles Manetta
BCAL / BA Retired Engineers - Summer Afternoon BBQ

Was held at the

Crawley Jubilee Club - Three Bridges

on

Saturday 5th September 2015

All retired engineering staff were welcome.

Please contact Mel Sanders for information
email  mel.sanders@tiscali.co.uk

Map to the Jubilee Club here

Reunion of the 1965 Intake of Apprentices.

To mark the 50 years since they started in the industry.

Was held at the the Premier Inn, Crawley on Saturday 19th Septepmber 2015


The Apprentices are

Chris Anderson (From Canada), Barry Aldred, Chis Cook, Jim Sullivan, Bill Payne, Tony Wareham (from New Zealand),
Vince Clout and Pete Hollingsworth 


Photo gallery online here


 
An invitation was extended to any colleagues who mentored them, or since worked with them,
in BUA, BCAL or BA to come along for a catch up

The Annual Flight Deck Reunion - 2015

was held on  Friday 25th September 2015
at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel - London Gatwick

The reunion organiser was Dennis McQuoid

Flight Deck Reunion 1977-2015
by
Ken Honey
BCAL / BA Retired Engineering Staff Christmas Party 2015

Was held at the Crawley Jubilee Club - Three Bridges

on Tuesday 1st December 2015

All retired engineering staff were welcomed.

We hope everyone had a super time   Map to the Jubilee Club here
Photo Gallery
Here

The RSA Christmas Lunch 2015

Was held at the

Crawley Jubilee Club - Three Bridges

on Wednesday 16th December 2015

Photo Gallery here

BCAL / BA Retired Engineers Party BBQ

Was held at the

Crawley Jubilee Club - Three Bridges

on  Friday 10th June 2016

All retired engineering staff were welcome.

This is always a very popular event and I hope all had a good time

Map to the Jubilee Club here

Please contact Mel Sanders for any more information   email  mel.sanders@tiscali.co.uk

Cherry Epps Remembered

Held on Saturday 30th July 2016

Lake side, Tilgate Park, Near Crawley

Tilgate Park Lake side Map here         Google Map of area around Tigate
Back in February 2016 we sadly lost Cherry Epps (Jackson) her funeral was in Bournemouth and many of you were unable to say your goodbyes to her. A gathering was held in Tilgate Park on Saturday 30th July to remember Cherry. For any queries, please contact Diane Playford on   dplayford@hotmail.com

BCAL / BA Retired Engineers Summer BBQ

Was held at the

Crawley Jubilee Club - Three Bridges
on
Saturday 3rd September 2016

All retired engineering staff were welcome.

Map to the Jubilee Club here

Please contact Mel Sanders for any more information   email  mel.sanders@tiscali.co.uk


BUA Cabin Crew Reunion - 1966 Intake - 50 year anniversary

A gathering for those who joined the BUA Cabin Crew in 1966.

It was held on

Friday 9th September 2016
at
The Ginger Fox, Hassocks
West Sussex, BN6 9EA

The event was organised by Jennifer Roger (now Newman) on   jennifernewman@blueyonder.co.uk for details.
Photo Gallery
Here

The Flight Deck & Cabin Crew Reunion 2016
(Under new management)

Was held on  Friday 30th September 2016
A group of former British Caledonian Pilots, Flight Engineers and Cabin Crew have formed a committee with the object of continuing the popular annual reunions along the lines of those previously organised by Captain Denis McQuoid and the other BCal Flight Deck Mutual Fund trustees.

Around 150 tickets were sold, with some available on the door.  We hope a good time was had by all.

A Life in Aircraft Maintenance
by
Roger Creasey


The 2nd part of Roger's talk on aircraft maintenance was given on  Tuesday 4th October 2016

Full details here
BCAL / BA Retired Engineers Christmas Party

Was held on

14th December 2016

at the Crawley Jubilee Club - Three Bridges

All retired engineering staff were welcome.

Map to the Jubilee Club here

Photo Gallery
Here