Richard Webster (Reservations & CLAT)
It is with sadness we hear that Richard passed away, aged 67, on the 19th February 2020. Richard was a well-liked member of Reservations staff and had worked at Gatwick since 1972 before moving to London and then CLAT at Victoria. After leaving BA in 1996 Richard was always busy working for other airlines and non-airline businesses. He was also a good friend to the website too.
Richard's service was held on Friday 20th March 2020 at Kingston Crematorium
The family kindly extended an invitation for Richard's friends and former colleagues to join them at his service.
Afterwards, light refreshments were laid on.
Richard's Crewroom Entry from 2012
I started off in April 1972 in Reservations at Gatwick, then moved into the Ticketing and Correspondence Department. I then was promoted to the Regent St Ticket office. When that was closed down we moved around the corner into Pan Am Building, before moving across to Central London Air Terminal at Victoria. I stayed after the take-over with BA in 1987/88.
Then moved into the new terminal working in the Ticketing Dept. Then the department was moved across to Buckingham Palace Road with UK Sales above the coach station. It was then decided to close down the office and transfer over to Hatton Cross and into BA HQ. I worked in Specialist Sales, and then we became part of Uk Operations. I was then redelpoyed and managed to get a secondment over to Cabin Services Administration at Compass House.
I then got moved back to UK Sales as one of our team was taken ill, and I had to cover for them. It was then decided that I would be offered a special package which I accepted. I left BA in June 1996.
I then took some time out to look for something different and went for various interviews with Tour Operators but was always shortlisted. I signed onto an agency and did some temping in Surbiton for Pepsi COLA. I then went to work for Air Zimbabwe in Piccadilly in their Sales Office up to 2002. I then had a serious operation so had to take a break. My mother started to develop various symptoms, so i spent the last few years of her life looking after her. I now work part time at my Sports Club looking after the dressing rooms. (Written in June 2012)
From David Heal
Richard was a friend since BCal days. Richard was in Reservations and went to BA until he retired. He was a popular Member of Staff and my friend for many years.
From Elizabeth English
So sorry to hear about the passing of Richard. I worked with him in the Piccadilly Sales office. Very gentle man with a lovely sense of humour. So sad.
From John Rickman
Richard worked for me in the first department that I managed on joining BCal from Iran Air. Lovely gentle man, he and I e-mailed each other in recent years mainly about the problems of garden ponds. So sad that he has passed away so young.
From Caron Phillips : RIP and my condolences to his family and friends
From Marjorie Anglesea Jackson : RIP Richard, a sad loss
From Fee Flee : So very sorry, Fly Free Richard x
From Sally Simmonds : Very sad to hear.
From Liz Rogers : RIP Richard
From Elizabeth English
So sorry to hear this news. A very kind & gentle man with a wonderful sense of humour. Rest In Peace Richard & you can now catch up on all the ABBA albums you loved so much.
If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at BCalatribute@outlook.com
Condolences have also been extended by:
Dave Thaxter, Jenny Thomas, Gwyn Jenkins, Julie Nuttall, Peter Durran, Pat Cresswell, Jim Williams, Kris Massie,
Christine Jegu, Tina Harvey, Riaz Butt, Lesley Peacock, Dudley Rice, Liz Rogers, Brian Buchanan Aitchison,
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