A special welcome message from Alastair Pugh
For most of us, BCAL quite simply represents some of the best years of our professional lives. It was an extraordinary airline, powered to wide acclaim in its day by an extraordinary team of people. Memories of BCAL are enduring and remain a source of inspiration.
It was a true privilege for me to help lead such a remarkable enterprise and I have much pleasure in welcoming you to this web site, British Caledonian - A Tribute.
It commemorates not only our achievements but also the abiding friendships which were forged within the BCAL family. It is a tribute to us all that, even after so many years, the name British Caledonian still commands widespread respect within the industry and is recalled with affection by so many who flew with us.
As our late Chairman, Sir Adam Thomson, wrote: so long as former BCAL people are employed in aviation and hand down their legacy to others, so long as our former customers demand the level of personal service and value for money we strove to provide and so long as aspiring airlines battle to open new markets, BCAL lives on.
You bet it does!
Former Managing Director and Executive Vice-Chairman.
British Caledonian Airways.
Welcome to the home of British Caledonian Airways
The History of British Caledonian Airways 2nd edition on sale now
Reunion Diary - BCal Music Night Aircrew & Ground Staff
Updated details online now
A holiday in Brittany - Ar Karregenn - run by Peter Kenworthy
A break in Paris - B&B by B&T run by Ex BCal'er Brian Ferguson
Holiday in France - La Varache - run by Ex BCal'er Chris Hill
Lavender Gifts and more, grown by Carol Hamblin
Gourmet & Glamour - by George Banks
Before There Were Trolley Dollies by Angela Waller
In-Flight Confidential by Richard Havers
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Welcome to the May 2013 update
This month we have new galleries in the Your Photos section of the site for:-
Bob Coleman, Nadine Pritchard, Roger Botting and Dave Hedges
In Special Features we have two great new features
BCal's Aircraft Names - People and Places
A four page feature behind the names and
BCal & Phil Bowell - a recent web article
In Memorabilia we have a new 747 model
Sir Adam Thomson - Spirit of Aviation
Carole remembered & service details here
The BCal Coffee Mug Collection
The BAC 1-11 at 50 - Special Invitation Event
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BCal 707 G-ATZC "Loch Katrine / County of Stirling" on finals
Crew Room Updated
22nd May 2013
Main Site Updated
9th May 2013
Next Main Update
1st June 2013
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