John Titterell : BCal Engineering
It is with sadness we learn that John passed on 3rd April 2022 aged 83, my sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.

John was an Engineer, starting with Transair at Croydon and retiring after 45 years of service to the airlines in BCal's lineage. 

RIP John.

On the right a photo from the 2016 RSA Summer Party.

Mel Sanders, Ian Bagshaw, John Titterell, Jim Williams

Photo from Bob Cooper, with many thanks.
Service details

John's service will be a private family event.
John Remembered

From Jim Williams:
I first met John in 1957 when I started work at Transair in Croydon, we had been friends ever since. RIP John.

From Tony Rider:
Sad news indeed...RIP Titters Fly High

From Terry Jeffries:
Very sad news. RIP John.

From Bob Holmes:
Sad news

From Bob Cooper:
Sad news. RIP John.

From Michael Miles:
Sad to hear, condolences to John's family, RIP John

From Mel Sanders
I worked with John over many years, the BCal engineers were a very close knit group especially on the line / ramp

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

From Jim Street:
RIP John, another BCAL Legend.

From Grahame Williamson:
Words are not enough! RIP John and my condolences to John's Family!

From Belinda Burton
So sad to hear of yet another loss for Line 4. John was a lovely guy with a great sense of humour. RIP and my sincere condolences to his family

From Robert Rice:
Another for the Line 4 reunion up top. Sad news. Fly high John.

From Brian Wassell
Sorry to hear of Johnís passing another good line engineer that I had the pleasure to know and be associated with . R.I.P. John.

From Fee Flee:
So very sorry. Fly Free John

From Andrew Wilkins:
Lovely man, RIP John

From Roger Creasey
When I started at Transair Croydon airport 1955, John had been there a while before me and we both worked in the engine bay stripping and rebuilding Pratt and Whitney engines for the fleet of DC3 aircraft we operated as" boys" both John and myself had to take it in turns to organise and fetch from the canteen approximately 25 engineers tea break requests (cheese rolls, butter rolls, tea or coffee) for both morning and afternoon breaks, also we had to sweep up the engine shop 3 times a day and before we could go home we had to clean all the work benches and make sure the tommy bars on the vices where left vertical. We had to spend a minimum of 6 months in the workshop before we where allowed to go into the hangar and work on the aircraft. John was a good friend and very good engineer, another person to be sadly missed.

If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at

Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Frances Taylor, Sue Jackson-Page, Kris Massie, Tina Harvey, Biddi Geoghegan, Doug Ledingham, Caron Phillips
Fee Flee, Paul Chapman, Sylvia Murphy,

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