David Braithwaite : BCal Engineer (Radio / Radar)
Sadly David passed away on 11th December 2020 at the age of 83. He joined BUA after leaving the RAF, then worked for BCal and later BA, as a radio/radar engineer at Gatwick.

He was a keen golfer and played for BCal in Papua New Guinea in 1978. He always had fond memories of his time at BCal.


Service details

David's service was held on 30th December 2020

Sadly Covid restrictions applied.

David Remembered

From Tony Rider: Sad News indeed. RIP Dave, Fly High

From Roger Warren: RIP

From Bob Holmes: RIP Dave.

From Charlotte Moremon Burnell: My father was on that golf tour with David Braithwaite. RIP David

From Brian Parker: RIP Dave

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

From Jim Will: RIP Dave. Fly with the BCal Angels.

From Mel Sanders: Sad news, RIP Dave.

From Riaz Butt
Very sad news. Remember him from the times we played cricket, him fielding still smoking his pipe, had some good laughs. RIP, condolences to the family.

From Geoffrey Lewis: Fly High Dave R.I.P

From Roma Carnegie: So sorry to here this sad news, condolences to all his family

From Steven Maltman: R.I.P Dave, condolences to the family

From Sally Simmonds: Very sorry to hear the news

From Bob Cooper
I knew Dave very well and played golf with him lots of times in the BCAL days, very sad news indeed. RIP Dave.

From Grahame Williamson: This is a shock! RIP Dave. Fly high buddy!

From Bob White: I was sorry to hear the passing of David Braithwaite whose wife Maggie used to be my secretary.

From Hugh Cowan
Dave was a an excellent engineer. He always thought about the problem and could be totally relied upon to do an outstanding, quality job. He was good to work with and always was ready with a sardonic quip!

From Ian Haines
R.I.P. Dave! One of the best Avionic Engineers. It was always a joy to work with Dave, a good friend with a dry sense of humour.



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 Will, Liz Rogers, Roma Carnegie, Tina Harvey, Riaz Butt, Michael Miles, Julie Nuttall, Jennifer Grail, Caron Phillips, Kris Massie, Lindsay Smith, Keith Stevens, Andy Hudson, Pat Cresswell, Peter Durran, Jenny Thomas, Julie Hourigan, Tony Rider, Jim Street



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