Ken Collis Licensed Aircraft Engineer
From Hugh Cowan : Ken never got flustered. Never got angry. Always the perfect gentleman
From Bob Cooper
I was very sad to hear of the passing of Ken. I worked with him back in the BUA and early BCAL days, in fact I think Ken was on the same shift as me. I do not ever recall seeing Ken get upset about anything, he seemed to take it all in his stride. Always the gentleman, and ready to offer advice. My sincere condolences to his family, such a pity that I am unable to make it to his funeral, I shall be thinking of him at the time.
From Bill Newman
I would like to pass on my condolences to his family and friends. I was a Captain on the BAC 111/B747 during the 1980's and I do very vividly remember Ken. (I have not seen him since his retirement in 1991). Without doubt he was one of the nicest and most respected aircraft engineers in BCAL. As a new Captain his advice and expertise was always welcome as indeed was his cheerful manner. Always a pleasure when he met the aircraft on stand. So sorry to hear that he has passed on.
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Sadly Ken passed away on 29th January after a long illness. My sincere condolences go out to his wife Margaret, two daughters, Suzanne & Jayne, family, friends and former colleagues.
Ken was an airframe & engine licenced aircraft engineer who started his career in the RAF before joining Transair at Croydon Airport. He then moved on to Gatwick Airport working for BUA, BCal and BA and had several outstation postings including Paris CDG. Ken was a Line 2 Engineering Supervisor when he received his 25 year service award in 1986.
He retired in 1991 and moved to the Worthing area where he enjoyed his hobby of film making and spending time with his family.
Ken's service was held on 13th February 2017 at Worthing Crematorium, Findon, West Sussex.