Tony Plumridge - Load Control, Passenger Services / Training
Sadly Tony passed away on Monday 11th February 2019, my sincere condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues. Tony, who joined BUA, worked all over the world and trained many staff worldwide. He was a great friend to the website, and sent many interesting emails over the years. He will be missed.

Service details

Tony's service was held on Wednesday 6th March at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, near Gatwick

Family flowers only please, but donations in Tony's name to the British Liver Foundation through Jordan and Sullivan funeral directors at 2 Peterhouse Parade, Crawley RH10 3BA, thank you.

or Donations can be made here, via a Special Page set up for Tony   Tony's Page

A gathering to remember Tony was held afterwards at the nearby Shipley Bridge Inn.
Tony Remembered

From Pat Cresswell : So sorry to hear this sad news

From Richard Heywood:  A very sad loss. RIP Tony.

From Jackie Hebert : Rest in peace! My prayers goes out to his family.

From Sharon Burgess:  RIP Tony. Sad news.

From Jane Gray:  RIP Tony. Will miss you.

From Roger Moore
:  RIP Tony

From Sally Simmonds: Sad to hear. Rest in peace, Tony.

From Richard Friend: RIP Tony. My condolences to your family.|

From Coreen Wilcox:  So sad. RIP Tony. My sincere condolences to Sue and family.

From Maria Shaw
Many happy wonderful memories from Day 1 at BCal IAH. Tony was our Trainer in all things BCal + British! He made many trips to IAH thru the years and remained a good friend. RIP

From Jane Forrest
This is sad news indeed. I worked in training with Tony. In fact if I remember rightly he trained me to be a trainer and we did a lot of Golden Lion stuff together too. Happy memories & lovely to have known you, Tony!

From Andrew Watt
So sorry to hear this sad news. Tony was the trainer when I joined in 1972 and worked with him in Amsterdam. My condolences to his family and friends

From Graham Flowerdew: RIP Tony. Sincere condolences to your family and loved ones.

From Steve Easley
Such sad news - I attended a 2 week 'Training Techniques' course lead by Tony in the early 80's, it was such a great experience, I learnt so much. The fact that some 30 odd years later I still have vivid memories of the course is testimony to what a great instructor he was. RIP Tony.

From Tom Stringer: I remember Tony. Sincere condolences. RIP

From Ray Bailey
I was so genuinely saddened to hear this news that I need to say how much Tony meant during my earliest years at BCal. I respected & appreciated Tony, as a person & for his talent. He taught me so much of value in 70s & 80s. Tony was a thorough professional, one of those true gents. Everyone enjoyed his instruction & loveable personality, always wanting to give of himself and see his student develop. Thank you Tony. From a most appreciative Ray & Kim.

From Laurie Evans
Tony will be sadly missed by colleagues & children alike. He was my instructor when I joined the airline and a fellow GLCT member. Top bloke. RIP.

From Jim Bunting
Just heard the sad news via the Golden Lion Children's Trust. I worked with Tony after I joined BCal in 1977. The Trust was very dear to him and all of those involved. My heart goes out to his Family and Friends. I have many fond memories of our numerous trips with the Children we had the privilege to help, thanks to dear old BCal. Tony my dear Friend R I P with the good Lord who will surely reward you in Heaven.

From Terry G Saward 
Miss you Tony. You taught me Training Techniques. I put them to great use with BCAL, BA, Cargo Training International and the UN. RIP

From Ron Paterson:  RIP Tony. Condolences to your family. A good man gone.

From Nigel Dale
My condolences to your family Tony. Your courses were always great fun to attend, very well prepared and informative. He was a very professional instructor. RIP

From Brian Russell:  Tony Plum - such a nice guy this is such sad news for us and his family - many memories for his work. RIP

From Bob Coleman
Sadness at Tony’s passing will be felt by all of us who worked in the Traffic Department of that pioneering airline named BUA so many years ago. His professional standards as a trainer were of enormous value to our Department. RIP Tony

From Colin Varty
Have only just read about Tony’s very sad passing, so poignant as I was thinking of him just last night whilst watching Baptiste, set in Amsterdam. I knew Tony from my earliest days in BUA, he was an absolute gentleman and the nicest person you could hope to meet and work with. My best memory was doing a station inspection in AMS and spending three great days with Tony, hence my thinking of him only last night. Sadly missed like so many other friends.

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

Condolences were also extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Jim Williams, Bryan Reburn, Caron Phillips, Trevor Tommy Gunn, Tricia Riley, Jackie Hebert, Coreen Wilcox, Richard Heywood, Douglas Holland, David Williams, Jenny Thomas, Jane Gray, Julie Nuttall, Peter Durran, Christine Jegu, Pat Cresswell, Marjorie Anglesea Jackson, Trevor Warburton, Kris Massie, Steve Taylor, Linda Daley, Jenny Kempa, Valerie Edwards, Fee Flee, Linda Collyer, Cherry Perkins, Seona Craig

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