Tim Williamson : Captain
Sadly Tim passed on the 10th January 2023, he was surrounded by all his family as he left us. Tim had been ill for many years. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Tim joined in 1977 and flew as a DC10 captain, in 1981 he was flight crew on BCal's first flight from Salvador to Gatwick

Service details

Tim's service was held on the 8th February 2023

Any donations in Tim's memory to Myeloma UK, via
https://timwilliamson.muchloved.com/   thank you
Tim Remembered

From Sarah Thirlby-Smith
Tim was an amazing kind, gentle, selfless man that I had the honour of being his friend since 1983. Sleep well my darling friend

From Kerry Coles: R.I.P. Tim

From Roger Warren: RIP Tim
From Jim Will: R.I.P Tim.

From Brian Clarke:
Devastating news. He was so brave. Condolences to Timís family. RIP Tim.

From Rosemary Schuh
I am so sorry to hear Tim has passed. He was a lovely person and Iím sure will be missed by many people. Soar high Tim

From Cos Shiels:
Tim is at peace now

From Laura Wills:
So sorry to hear of this sad news - he was a very nice man - fly high Tim

From Kathryn Evans Clifton: So sad, RIP Tim

From Sara Cunningham
Oh no! I knew him so well and had only just reconnected with him. I shared a house with him when I flew. Iím so sad. Condolences to him and his family.

From Coreen Wilcox:
So sadÖlovely man. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Rest in peace Tim

From Pat Gough:
RIP Tim and condolences to family and friends.

From Alec Gair:
R.I.P. Tim

From Denise Stevens:
RIP Tim

From Reed Purvis: RIP Tim

From Geraldine Rutherford:
That is so sad, he was a lovely man. Sending my condolences to his family

From Martin Haines
Lovely chap, really enjoyed flying and socialising with him back in the day. Put up a long brave fight against the big C. Rest in peace Tim.

From Margaret Mattocks
Devastated to hear this! I have been in touch with Tim since the 70Ēs. The last time I spoke to him he was going to the hospital but well! So sad! RIP dear friend.

From Tricia Meadows: Tim was the kindest, nicest colleague. Condolences to his family.

From Tony Rider:
RIP Tim, Fly High

From Lynn Leslie
Very sad news. Tim was a wonderful person We met up a few years ago and enjoyed a trip down memory lane. Fly high Tim RIP

From Riaz Butt:
RIP Tim. My prayers for Tim and family.

From Susan Buckley:
Such sad sad news. Tim was the nicest, kindest man

From Denise Abbey: Sending all our heart felt condolences. Lovely memories of a lovely man.

From Aurelia Shepherd:
So sad, Tim was such a kind gentle loving man. RIP my friend. Your smile will be missed

From Kim Widdup: So sad to hear this news. Love and condolences to his family and friends. RIP now dear man

From Derek Smith: Flew with Tim when he came up to Highland Division after the merger he was a really nice guy. RIP

From Adrian Cherry: Sad news a lovely man, condolences to all the family RIP.

From Tracy Layzell: Thatís sad news, he was a lovely man. RIP

From Zarin Campbell: Very sad to hear this. I remember him from BCal days and he was such a lovely gentleman

From Tracey Kavanagh-Gibbs:
Thatís so sad. I had the great pleasure to fly with him back in 1987 when I first joined BCal. What a lovely man.

From Michael Atkinson: RIP lovely man

From Julie Blackwell:
Such sad news. Have very fond memories of Tim. Fly high Tim, R.I.P

From Mel Clements: So sad, condolences to his family. Many happy memories of the golden BCal dayís; fantastic man

From Anna Draper:
Such a kind man. Sad newsÖ sending lots of love to his family

From Helen Jones: Sad news, lovely man

From Arthur Black:
Very sad news, such a nice man. My condolences to his family.

From Jane Smith: Very sad news, always lovely to fly with. RIP Tim

From Thea Smith: So sad to hear this, I remember Tim from BCal days and he was lovely, a true gentleman. RIP Tim

From Kirsteen Faulkner: Very sad news. I remember him from BCal days. A lovely gentle man. Condolences to his family

From Lisa Baker: Iím so sorry, he was such a lovely man, RIP Tim

From Theresa Meadows: Such a lovely man - sending on my thoughts

From Pamela Ross
So sorry to read this. I remember Tim from flying days at Highland Division. Lovely man. Condolences to his family

From Jay Parker: So very sad.. he was a wonderful man. Will be sadly missed. My condolences to his family

From Christine Jegu: He was part of my flying era. Very sad! RIP captain.

From Rebecca Jackson Grace
Such sad news. I remember him when I was a brand new BCal gal. Lovely, kind gentleman. Condolences to his family & friends

From Eileen McGown: Such sad news - have many lovely memories of flying with Tim. Much love to his family

From Andrea Yates
: Tim was such a wonderful person. We will miss him so very much. So very sad

From Nika Kompatzki de Zalamea: Such sad news! Great guy, RIP. Condolences to the family!

From Danielle Jordan: Lovely guy. RIP

From Jacqui Mcnally: Sad news. What a wonderful man. Many happy trips with Tim. Such a loss

From Mike Jeffs: My sincere condolences to Tim's family and friends. RIP Tim

From Trevor Tommy Gunn
R.I.P Tim. It was in the late seventies that we both lived on the same road in Crawley Down and socialised regularly.

From Nick Crawford: Very sad news. A lovely man, my condolences to the family

From Tania Shirvell-Chalke: Really sad to hear this. Tim was so lovely. RIP

From Julie Kilgallon: Sad news. Remember him from Copthorne flying daysÖ circa 1984. Lovely guy. RIP Tim

Mike Thrower
RIP TimÖ. Soar with the eagles now you are free from the pain and treatment over the yearsÖ.sincere condolences to the family

From Margaret Brierley: My deepest sympathies, fondest memories of Tim from Highland days

From Angela Patton: Very sad to read this, RIP Tim

From Caroline Wharfe
Tim was such a lovely gentleman, one of the youngest captains at BCal at the time. Sending condolences to his Family

From Frank Brejcha: Now rest easy dear Tim, sorely missed by all who knew you.

From Avril Milne
Very sad indeed to hear this news. I often bumped  into Tim in M&S in Tunbridge Wells and we would have a catch-up chat on the latest treatment he was having. You were very brave, Tim. My condolences to his family

From Steve Myers
I met Tim early in my stewarding days (1979) at one of his parties in Crawley Down. Our paths crossed many times since and a great SEZ trip with him too. Always a smile and warm reception. RIP young man.

From Sarah Hosford
Iím so sad to hear this news. Tim was a really lovely man. Some of my most memorable trips were with him. Always the gentleman on and off the aircraft, quiet and unassuming but great fun down route.  Rest in peace now Tim xx

From Loz Allan
My condolences to Timís family on his untimely passing away. I was aware Tim had been unwell for a considerable length of time and saddened to see someone so talented have his career cut short by such a cruel illness. I knew Tim for a number of years, dating back to Hamble days, and always held him in high regard. Fly high, fly free Tim.

From Chris Scott
After BCal had recovered from the fuel crisis of 1973 and reinstated our furloughed pilots, more were needed, and a pilot-cadet scheme was launched. It happened that British Airways had decided to lay off some of its pilot cadets on their graduation from Hamble. Tim was one of three who joined us at Gatwick in May 1977 and I later enjoyed flying with him on the One Eleven. He was destined for a long and successful career with us. In due course, he flew as a co-pilot on the B747 and eventually gained his command on the DC-10. I was very sorry to learn recently that Tim had been fighting a long battle against cancer. Sincere condolences to his family.

From Susie Beardwell
Iíd recognise that smile anywhere! It was my great privilege to have known Tim in the Golden Years of BCal and to have stayed in touch for 40 years; Iíll miss him. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Fly free, Tim.

From Anne Murray
So sad to hear this news, Tim was a lovely kind special person he battled bravely with his illness. RIP my friend

From Keith Battery
Tragic news about a former colleague & friend, sorry to hear he has lost a long and very brave fight. Rest in Peace Tim

From Carol Boaks: Such a lovely man

From David Heal
Tim was a sweet lovely Man who was kindness himself. I had the privilege of spending time with him at the British Caledonian Horley Pub get together in Horley the summer of 2021. Now out of pain he will join many of his former colleagues in a better place. RIP Tim

From Ann Colson
I have such fond memories of Tim back in our younger days, a real gentleman who came to my rescue more than once and taught me to make chilli!!! Condolences to all his family, such a sad loss.

From Yvonne Smith Mycock
My condolences to his family. I remember playing tennis down route with Tim. He was one of the loveliest Captains ever.

From Kay Sugliano: Very sad news. Condolences to Tim's family

From Danielle Jordan: Lovely guy. RIP

From Jacqui Mcnally: Sad news. What a wonderful man. Many happy trips with Tim. Such a loss.

From Nika Kompatzki de Zalamea: Such sad news! Great guy, RIP, condolences to the family.

From Andrea Yates: Tim was such a wonderful person. We will miss him so very much. So very sad

From Eileen McGown: Such sad news - have many lovely memories of flying with Tim.

From Rebecca Jackson Grace
Such sad news. I remember him when I was a brand new BCal gal. Lovely, kind gentleman. Condolences to his family & friends

From Arthur Black: Very sad news, such a nice man. My condolences to his family


If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at  BCalatribute@outlook.com


Condolences have been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Reed Purvis, Patsy Edwards, Jean Bagnell, Jo Hewitt, Ana Eva Heuberger, Julie Day, Kim Widdup, Denise Abbey, Dave Phillips, Ruth Spence, Susan Buckley, Rebecca Froggatt, Fiona Hall, Riaz Butt, Sarah Perryman, Jude Revill Collins, Jennifer Grail, Hilary Bruffell, Ornella Raanaas, Helen Campbell, Martin Haines, Liz Tiley, Austin Wynn-Hayes, Coreen Wilcox, Sara Cunningham, Linda Daley, Tony Rider, Kathryn Durey, Dave Surry, Andy Hudson, Paul Foster, Judi Beasley, Joanna Dyckes, Peter Durran, Cos Shiels, Angela Snell, Sylvia Murphy, Rosemary Schuh, Lindsay Smith, Alayne Elizabeth, Nick Washington-Jones, Brian Clarke, Pippa Barett, Kris Massie, Phil Benson,



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