Robert (Bob) Pomroy : BCal Engineering
It is with sadness we hear that Bob passed on 28th March 2022, my sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Bob was an Engineer joining as an apprentice with BU(CI)A in Jersey in 1963. He transferred to Gatwick as a fitter in 1968. Continuing with BUA until taken over by Caledonian and remained in service with BCAL and BA as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer, retiring in October 2003.

A photo of Bob at a 2014 summer BBQ, photo from Bob Cooper
Service details

Bob's service was held on the 21st of April 2022 at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium.  Map here
Bob Remembered

From Tony Rider:
Such Sad news, thoughts are with Ann & Family, Bob was a Line 4 man , RIP Bob, Fly High

From Roger Warren:
RIP Bob.

From Jim Will:
Worked with Bob for many years, condolences to his family. RIP Bob, keep them flying.

From Riaz Butt:
Saddened to hear this, knew him well, my prayers and thoughts for Bob and his family.

From Robert Rice:
Fly high Bob. Taught me a lot working with you. Some of the best times on Line 4.

From Liz Elizabeth Figueiredo:

From Bob Cooper
Bob & I worked together on Line 4 at BUA/BCAL for many years, we were known as Bob 1 & Bob 2! We socialised a lot as well, a few beers in the wooden hut followed by Chinese meals in Horley. I used to go to Jersey with him to spend the weekend at his Mum & Dads place. I also recall a weekend trip to Ibiza for a few beers, which is where I found out that they didnít mix very well with Gin & Tonics, sorry about the mess Bob! Condolences to Ann and the family, R.I.P Bob, my old friend

From Dave Obyrne
Sad to hear that. Bob and I were both BUA apprentices from Jersey and we were transferred over to Gatwick in 1968. Sincere condolences to his family.

From Juergen Schwarz:
Rest in Peace

From Jim Street:
Sad to hear this, Bob was my supervisor and a really good man. RIP Bob Pom

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

From Alec Gair: Rip Bob, my sincere condolences to the family .

From Sally Simmonds: Very sorry to hear. RIP Bob.

From Mel Sanders: Very sad news indeed, I worked with Bob over many years on the ramp, he will be sadly missed. RIP Bob.

From Philip Meech
That's really sad news, I had the pleasure of working with Bob in the BCAL days he took me under his wing when I joined the Ramp on Line 4. RIP Bob

From John Layton: Sad news. Bob was a really nice bloke. RIP Bob .

From Andrew Chapman: RIP Bob. So many happy BCAL days on the ramp.

From Robert Hounslow: Sad news

From David Warner: Lovely guy. Great shame.

From Michael Miles: Sincere condolences. RIP Bob

From Grahame Williamson: Oh dear another one of the great guys gone, RIP Bob. Condolences to Bob's Family.

From Robert Rice
God's airline is recruiting some fine engineers. Bob will be welcomed with open arms. Great engineer with a warm personality. I'm proud to have worked with him and learned a lot about aircraft engineering. Fly high Pommers.

From Brian Parker: RIP Bob, great memories fly high

From Brian Wassell
Sorry to hear of the passing of Bob, I had the pleasure. of working with him on the ramp at Gatwick also social at The Cotton Jenny country & western club in Horley. R.I.P. Bob

From Carl Traynor: Sad news, a gentleman.

From Belinda Burton
So sorry to hear this sad news. He was on my dad's shift, Line 4, when I first met him. Lovely man. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP Bob.

From Paul Robinson: Sorry to hear the sad news. I remember him well, he was a great person to work with.

From John Faulkner
I knew Bob well, and will never forget the good old days on Line 4. Bob was a good fitter and a nice bloke to know.

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Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Debbie Norman, Kris Massie, Janet Willis, Brian Wassell, Marlene Crawley, Sylvia Murphy, Frances Taylor, Tina Harvey, Peter Durran, Pat Cresswell, Dave Surry, Doug Ledingham, Valerie Edwards, Ricky Cuss, David John Mercer, Mel Sanders, Bob Holmes, Jenny Thomas, Biddi Geoghegan, Ray Davies, Richard Physha, Paul Chapman, John Meighan,

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