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Captain William "Bill" Ashpole 12/07/21
Sadly I have heard that Bill passed suddenly away on Saturday 10th July 2021 after suffering a heart attack. Bill headed up the Airlink Operation and then introduced the BCal Commuter services. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues. Service news will be added when known. My thanks to Ricky Cuss for passing on the news. Bill Remembered
Patricia Mitchell 03/07/21
Sadly Patricia passed away on 26th June 2021. My sincere condolences go out to her family, friends and former colleagues. Patricia worked from Gatwick for some 27 years, the first two with BCal, the remainder with BA. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Patricia's service was held on 23rd July 2021, details and remembrances here, Patricia Remembered
June Rifkin 21/07/21
Sadly we have learnt that June passed away on 25th June 2021. My sincere condolences go out to her family, friends and former colleagues. June worked as a Stewardess, rising to become a Cabin Crew Trainer. In all some 22 years service. June's service was held on 27th July. June Remembered
Barry Proctor  28/07/21
Sadly Barry passed away in May 2021, my sincere condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues. Barry had long been a good friend of the BCal website and he was a regular at the BUA Traffic reunions. I am sure many will have fond memories. Barry's service has taken place and he has been laid to rest. Barry Remembered
Rosemary Smith  30/07/21
Sadly Rosemary Smith (later Rose Mercer-Smith) passed away, aged 61, on 27th July 2021 after a six month battle with cancer. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and former colleagues. Rose joined BCal in 1986 and was part of AB Initio 12 that year, completing her course in May. She went on to BA and retired as a Worldwide Cabin Service Director. Rose Remembered
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