Alan West : Interline Services Superintendent - Industry Affairs
Sadly Alan passed away peacefully on Sunday 4 September in his care home in Malmesbury where he had been for the last few months. My sincere condolences to his wife Deanna, friends and former colleagues.

Alan joined BUA in April 1968 and was with BCAL from then on being Ticket Desk supervisor, Senior Ticketing and Senior Support officer and finally Superintendent Agency & Interline Services / Marketing until March 1988 when he continued with BA as Agency & Interline Services Superintendent - Industry Affairs. 

The photo shows best man Alan on the right with Graham Davey just before Graham married Libby
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A memorial will be held at a later date
Alan Remembered

From Graham & Libby Davey
Alan, Ken and I all lived at Beverley and Alan, my best friend and ticket desk workmate, was instrumental in encouraging me to get to know Libby at a Beverley party in 1968. Libby and I married in 1972 with Alan at my side as best man. RIP Alan.

From Caron Phillips
RIP Alan, so very sad, a very kind gentleman whom I had the pleasure of working with. My sincere condolences to Deanna, his family and friends.

From Anne Winckworth
So sad to see this, thinking of Deanne and all his family at this sad time. Anne & Chris .

From Lindsay Biggin
RIP Alan. Sincere condolences to Deanna and his family and friends. Lindsay & Andrew

From Roger Warren:
RIP Alan

From Jim Will:
RIP Alan, condolences to family.

From Pippa Barett:
How sad, I worked with Alan for a while, a lovely man.

From Tony Rider:
RIP Alan, fly high

From Liz Rogers:
RIP Alan

From Gill Black:
So sorry to read this. An absolute gentleman. Condolences to Deanne and his family

From Jackie Lloyd: So sad. Alan was a great ‘boss’. My condolences to Deanna. R.I.P Alan

From Ray Bridgman
RIP Alan - a very nice chap, who was always a pleasure to know and to work with. Very sad to hear this news. My condolences to Deanna.

From Sue Bridgman
So sorry to hear this. Many happy memories of parties at Beverley and working with Alan on the Ticket Desk. Always called me Mrs B with tongue in cheek when in the presence of pax.

From Sue Inglis:
How sad, Alan was a lovely man. R.I.P.

From Audrey E. Bateman
I'm so sorry to hear the news about Alan. Such a lovely man with a great sense of humour both as a colleague and a neighbour. Thinking of you Deanna.

From Charles Durman
Sincere condolences to Deanna! Alan was my boss when I went, and during my time on, the LGW ticket desk and he was a real Gent. Send my love and prayers to Deanna.

From Sheila Williams Tyson
So sad to hear the passing of Alan. Great friend and colleague on the Ticket Desk. Many laughs together. Condolances to Deanna. Tough ending for you. Sending love to you. Sheila

From Sally Simmonds:
So sorry. RIP Alan.

From Pam Whitehouse
Oh so sad, Alan was great fun to work with, always helpful, and friendly looking after his girls. Condolences to Deanna

From Vanessa Holland: Condolences to Deanna and will miss a good friend. RIP Alan

From Lynne Le Maitre:
Alan was a lovely man and so sad to hear this sad news. Condolences to Deanna .

From Neil Ambrose:
My first supervisor at BCal who made my introduction to life at LGW so much fun.

From Don Passmore
So very sad. I lived with Alan at the Beverley for many years and he taught me a lot. I will miss him very much and cant believe he is is not now with us. Love to Deanna and condolences. Skidmore Percy....

From Fee Flee: So very sorry Fly Free Alan

From Jeff Youtan
So sorry to hear of Alan's sad passing. Knew Alan and Deanna well and we worked together in Liberia when he was seconded to manage Reservations and Ticketing for Air Liberia. RIP Alan and my sincere condolences to Deanna.

From Linda Collyer: Really upsetting for Ken and I as he was our best man 52 years ago! Our thoughts are with you Deanna.

From Alan Reeves: RIP dear Alan and our thoughts are with you Deanna, from the Southgate West boys ( R n R )

From Dudley Trimm-Allen
Great character and friend. To those who remember Beverly, he was a leading light. RIP old friend

From Denny Gaskell: RIP Alan. Peace at last.

From Pauline Bowell
So very sorry to read this oh such sad news. My sincerest condolences to Deanna - ‘van mouse!’. Dear dear Alan, such a lovely, happy and funny man. I remember your wedding all those years ago Deanna a beautiful day! Thinking of you and sending you much love, Phil & Pauline

From Pat Watts
So saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. Lovely memories of working with him on the Ticket Desk. Our deepest sympathy to Deanna, Pat & Malcolm

From Steve Easley
Very sad news, he was always so helpful and supportive to me, both at BCAL then later at IATA. My condolences.

From Peter Goddard
Alan was the Senior Ticketing Officer/Manager when I joined the ticket desk back in the early 80s. A thoroughly decent, conscientious and unpretentious chap. My sincere condolences go to his family. RIP

From John Zareba
RIP dear Alan. An understanding supervisor, who took me on at the Ticket Desk, and helped me with all my mistakes! My deep condolences to Deanna in these difficult moments.

From Tricia Mulcare
Very sad to hear of Alan's passing, my condolences on to Deanna. I have very fond memories of working with him on the ticket desk. Happy times.

From Jane Gray
Am so sad he’s gone, such a lovely kind guy, have wonderful happy memories on the ticket desk, and with my late husband. They were very good friends, all sharing at the ‘Beverly’. He will be missed.

From David Bonfield: My thoughts are with Deanna at this sad time. Alan was an inspiration to me in my lifelong career In ticketing.

From Marc Durham: my sincere condolences to Deanna

From Richard Blackwell
: A jolly good boss he was. Always very supportive

From Frances Taylor: RIP Alan.

From Julia and Stuart Richardson
We are both very sorry to lose Alan who was a great boss and a pleasure to work for. Always cool, calm and collected and a true gentleman. Our condolences to Deanna at this sad and difficult time.

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

Condolences have been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Sandie Kubiak, Richard Church, Denise Stevens, Kris Massie, Maria Shaw, Jean Bagnell, Tina Harvey, Lindsay Smith, Peter Durran, Dave Surry, Ray Bridgman, David Williams, Susan Buckley, Anthea McClelland, Joy Paice, Julie Nuttall, Nick Washington-Jones, Liz Tiley, Graham Waters, Jackie Hebert Hayes, Julie Hourigan, Sandra Currie, Andy Hudson, Christine Jegu, Pat Cresswell, Liz Rogers, Lesley Peacock, Jennifer Grail, Caron Phillips,

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