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British Caledonian Airways (UK)

"Princess Mary" 1985-1988

British Caledonian was the result of the merger between Caledonian Airways (see previous page) and BUA (British United Airways).

BCAL had 10 different tartans in total, one being neutral, which means that it is not related to a specific clan.
The tartan shown here is called "Princess Mary", and was issued from 1985. There were 4 different colour schemes : blue (on top), navy(bottom), red and rose. The name of Princess Mary, is not quite correct since they are colour variations of a Stewart tartan. Swatches were acquired from BA around 1990.
Woven by Peter MacArthur of Hamilton (now Biggar - 2002). Designed by Colin Hutcheson while at Kinloch Anderson.

Left: Princess Mary blue and navy (below) colour schemes

Shortly after the absortion of BCAL by British Airways in 1988, Caledonian Airways (Mk II) was established as a rebranding of the BA charter activities. Their crews and planes were different from those of BCAL. They just kept the Princess Mary uniform. The differences are hardly noticeable on picture as you can see on the last picture, one being BCAL and the other one being CAL.

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Mixed crew Sabena/British Caledonian Airways

This is an attempt to show a mixed crew as they were on SABENA combo 747 planes on the route Brussels-Gatwick-Atlanta around 1985-86




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