Colin Yeats : Supervisor, BCal Engineering
Sadly Colin, a supervisor in the Detail Shop (Engineering) in Hangar 2 at Gatwick, passed away on 18th July 2023. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Colin originally came to Gatwick from Croydon Airport, working in the only hangar at that time hangar 1. He also worked in Kenya for East African Airways until 1973 when he returned to the UK working for Laker Airways.

When Lakers went bust Colin went to Saudi Arabia for two years and then in the 1980s came to work for BCal until the takeover and finally retired from BA in Dec 2000 recalls Debbie Norman

A photo of Colin on the right
Service details

Colin's service was held at the Worth (Sussex & Surrey) Crematorium on Monday 14th August 2023
Colin Remembered

From Kevin Perryman:
Sad news, sorry to hear that.

From Susie Douglas-Smith:
Very sad news. My condolence to his family and friends

From John Layton:
Sad news, Colin worked in the Detail Shop. RIP Colin .

From Tony Rider:
RIP Colin, fly high

From Ray Astridge:
I worked with Colin in the detail shop during my time as a fitter. RIP Colin

From Roger Warren: RIP Colin

From Ron Fuller:
Sad news, a really good work colleague and nice man when I knew him from detail shop.

From Alan Beck
Very sorry to learn this. I worked with Colin in the Laker workshops where he was a mentor to me. My sincere condolences to all his family

From Peter Hollingsworth:
Great guy R.I.P Colin

From Brian Wassell:
Sorry to hear of Colinís passing. R.I.P.

From Andrew Chapman:
Always helpful and a smile

From Ray Davies: RIP

From Riaz Butt:
Sorry to hear Colin has passed away. My prayers and thoughts for Him and his family. R. I. P.

From Jim Will:
RIP Colin, rest in peace mate.

From Bob Cooper:
RIP Colin

From Dave Prime: Sad news, I knew Colin from Laker Airways. R I P

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Condolences have been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Jim Will, Chris Jensen, Denise Stevens, Victor Attwood, John Bailey, Christine Jegu, Jenny Thomas, Anthea McClelland, Teresa Burgess, Tina Harvey, Nick Washington-Jones, John Mcsorley, Dudley Rice, Kris Massie, Brian Wassell, Doug Ledingham, Gary Keast, Alan Reeves, Graham Waters, Caron Phillips, Susie Douglas-Smith, Trevor Warburton, Austin Wynn-Hayes, Jim Street, Sylvia Murphy, Paul Foster,

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