Sir Adam Thomson, b. 1926. Founder and chairman of British Caledonian Airways
© John Wonnacott

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Sir Adam Thomson, b. 1926. Founder and chairman of British Caledonian Airways 1986
  • Scottish Art
A former pilot and flying instructor, Adam Thomson founded Caledonian Airways in 1961. British Caledonian Airways, with its tartan-clad cabin crew, was the largest independent UK airline until it was taken over by its arch-rival, British Airways, in 1988. This portrait was painted in Hangar 3 of Gatwick Airport, the focus of British Caledonian's operations. Perched on a beam below the roof is the small figure of artist John Wonnacott, enjoying a bird's eye view of this busy scene.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2697
  • Medium Oil on board
  • Size 243.90 x 243.90 cm
  • Credit Commissioned 1986