Paula Tuffs (later Martin) : Ground Staff - Duty Receptionist
Sadly we learn that Paula has passed away, our sincere condolences to her family, friends and former colleagues. Paula worked as a duty receptionist for BCal on the ground at LGW in the early 70s, and possibly with BUA before that.

Paula had suffered from bad health for some years sadly and had Parkinsonís yet she always remained cheerful. She lost her battle on 4th January 2021.

Service details

Paula's service was held at the Surrey and Sussex crematorium on 26th January 2021

The service was limited to 20 people due to covid regulations

The photo shows, left to right,

Paula, Marea Germaine, Jan Kemp, Jacqui Gibbs and Coreen O'Flaherty
Paula Remembered

From Dyan Humphrey
It's a very sad farewell to my beautiful friend Paula. We met way back in 1971 when we worked together on check in at LGW and we remained in touch for the next 50 years. Paula was a very special, elegant lady and had a wicked sense of humour. She was also a very loyal friend. Over the years' Paula suffered some setbacks especially with her health but she always remained positive and cheerful. I am going to miss her.

From Jim Will
: RIP Paula

From Danny Sheehan:  RIP Paula

From Tony Rider: Sad news. Fly High Paula. RIP

From Gerri Higgins: So sad to hear this news. RIP Paula

From Caron Phillips: RIP Paula, my sincere condolences to her family and friends

From Coreen Wilcox
I originally worked with Paula on the ground and after 20+ years flying. I rejoined Paula working for American Express Executive Services at LGW. We were a small team and enjoyed happy times working and socialising together. Rest in peace lovely Paula

From Anne Winckworth: Such sad news, RIP Paula .

From Geoffrey Lewis: Fly High Paula. R.I.P

From Deanna West: So sad to read this. Paula was a lovely supervisor with her long, dark ponytail! RIP Paula

From Jackie Lloyd: R.I.P Paula

From Sally Simmonds
: Very sorry to hear the sad news

From Charles Durnam
Just reading Paula's page brought back to mind the tall pony-tailed supervisor of my youth.  I am sorry to hear of her health issues in these last years and my thoughts and condolences are with those who will miss her from their lives

From Richard Bristow
I remember Paula as a vivacious bright person. She will be sadly missed by her many friends from BCal days. Sincere condolences to Peter and Sarah.

From Vanessa Holland
Sad news, I remember our time at BCAL and later when we were neighbours. Condolences to the family, thinking of you at this sad time

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, Sheila Williams Tyson, Lindsay Smith, Kris Massie, Julie Nuttall, Alan Flower, Peter Durran, Susie Douglas-Smith, Sue Bridgman, Dudley Rice, Jackie Hebert, Riaz Butt, Tina Harvey, Liz Rogers, Jackie Lloyd, Anthea McClelland, Jennifer Grail,

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