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MALCOLM TURNER

Some of Malcolm Turner’s earliest memories are of BOAC flights arriving at London Airport. His father was a BOAC pilot (Britannia and VC10). His parents met when they were working for BOAC at Whitchurch, Bristol in 1945. Malcolm lived in Filton, Bristol until the age of four and can just remember seeing the mighty but uncommercial Bristol Brabazon.

     His sister was BOAC cabin crew for many years, as was his cousin, along with one of his aunts who was a stewardess on Stratocruisers. His uncle joined Imperial Airways in 1938 and later became BOAC’s Personnel Director.

      Malcolm joined BOAC in 1970, initially in air cargo at Heathrow and later in reservations at the Victoria Air Terminal. He left at the time of the merger with BEA in 1974.

      He is the author of The Honourable Member (2017)

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JAMES CARLTON

James Carlton is the ‘nom de plume’ of a leading British aerospace engineer currently working in Toulouse. He has long been fascinated by the Comet story and its extraordinary achievements mixed with tragedy and heartbreak. He has painstakingly researched the history of the de Havilland Comet and made new discoveries about the technical flaws which caused the early accidents.

JAMES CARLTON

James Carlton is the ‘nom de plume’ of a leading British aerospace engineer currently working in Toulouse. He has long been fascinated by the Comet story and its extraordinary achievements mixed with tragedy and heartbreak. He has painstakingly researched the history of the de Havilland Comet and made new discoveries about the technical flaws which caused the early accidents.

 

ALEXANDER CLIFTON

Alexander Clifton first crossed the Atlantic aboard a Lockheed Constellation in the 1950s. He never lost his love for this graceful, elegant airliner which became one of the most successful commercial and military aircraft of the pre-jet age.

     In this remarkable homage he has traced the history of the ever-popular Connie from its birth, right up to the handful of preserved Constellations which fly to this day.