Andrew Watt Passenger Services / Reservations
It is with sadness we learn that Andrew passed away on Friday 8th March 2019, our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues at this time. Andrew worked in Passenger Services at LGW from 1972-1975. He then moved to Reservations in the BCal Town Office on The Rokin; Amsterdam. He was 69 years old.
Andrew went on to work for BA, but recalled in his Crewroom entry that the 3 years at Gatwick with BCal were the best by far.
From Laurie Evans : RIP Sunflower Kid....one of BCal's great performers
From Fee Flee : So sad so sorry, Fly Free x
From Caron Phillips : RIP Andrew and my condolences to his family and friends
From Jackie Lloyd : RIP Andrew
From Peter Barry : Farewell Andrew - your sense of humour always made me laugh...very dry and sometimes very direct. Rest in peace
From Doug Ledingham : RIP Andrew, you were a great guy with a terrific sense of humour, you will be sorely missed
From Richard Friend : Sad news. Nice guy. RIP Andrew. My condolences to his family.
From Jenny Kempa : Dear Andrew, I was only just back in touch with you! So sad.
From Patricia Todd
So very sad to hear the news. Such a lovely guy with a great sense of humour. RIP Andy. Sad passing of yet another friend and colleague.
From Dyan Humphrey
So sad to hear the news about another dear friend. Andy and I worked together at LGW in the 1970's and you always knew it was going to be a good shift if he was on duty. When he moved to AMS we kept in touch for a while through OBRUS messages sent on the reservations computer. We caught up with each other again briefly last year (2018) through an email and it is sad to think he is no longer with us. RIP Andrew x
From Julia and Stuart Richardson
Sad news. We last met Andrew four years ago at Hazel and Adrian Lane’s house and as always he was the life and soul of the party. Farewell to a fun guy.
From Andy Geary Stevens
I was Manager Netherlands for BCAL 1984 -1988 and Andrew was the Reservations Supervisor in Amsterdam up until the take over by British Airways. He was very much respected by the Dutch Travel Trade and noted for his helpful attitude and constant good humour. The transition to BA was far from easy in Amsterdam but Andrew was one of those that remained extremely positive throughout the process and helped to facilitate a relaxed merger of the two teams. It was this professional attitude that earned him the respect and friendship of the BA Sales and Reservations staff. He was a real credit both to BCAL and BA and a true airline professional. I am therefore very saddened to learn of his passing.
From Jenny Holland
I worked with Andrew at Gatwick and in Amsterdam. He always made me laugh and we had so much fun. A true legend. RIP, Andrew.
From Renalda Markesteijn
It is with great sadness that I read about Andrew’s passing. Andrew was such a wonderful colleague, one with a great heart. We worked at the AMS office at Reservations between 1976-1977. I remember one particular trip to The Hague on a Saturday afternoon to meet a travel agent. We had such a wonderful day, a day I will always remember. RIP dear Andrew.
From Brian Russell
Andrew really was a lovely guy - I had not seen him since he left for AMS but was always one of those special people you remember with affection
From Elspeth Barber
So sorry to hear about Andrew. He was a lovely guy to work with. We were so sorry to loose him to the AMS office. My condolences to his family.
If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at BCalatribute@outlook.com
Condolences were also extended by:
Dave Thaxter, Hazel Lane, Jim Williams, Linda Daley, Sally Simmonds, Julie Day, Ian Cue-Holland, Jenny Thomas, Julie Nuttall, Helen Campbell, Ian Jones, Debbie Cornford, Kris Massie, David John Mercer, Simon Huisman, Lynne le Maitre, Elizabeth English, Mike Hawkey,
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Andrew's service will be held in the Netherlands, where he had lived since BCal days. Following the service his ashes will come to the UK with his brother so he Andrew be laid to rest with his mother, as per his wishes.
Andrew with colleagues in Amsterdam in 1981
Paul van Ballegoyen de Jong, Wim Louwers, Martin Harewood, Henk Kerst, Astrid Sternau, Andrew Watt, Henk Rijkse, Graham Broadbridge, Hans Sennef, Jan Rozenhart, Ariane Nauman, Fred Dikman, Renalda Markesteyn