I have been pointed to a new website devoted to recollections from former British Overseas Airways Corporation – BOAC – employees about their time at this post-World War Two airline institution, which was merged with British European Airways in 1974 to create British Airways.
The author, former BOAC staffer Peter Jones, has gone to spectacular efforts to compile stories from around the BOAC empire. It was meant to be a book but apparently a publisher has proved elusive. The tales range from Burma to Iran and from Ghana to Panama.
For a touch of nostalgia and for a feeling of the adventure these BOAC activitists felt about being in the airline business back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, take a look.