British European Airways, not content with their state monopoly on UK domestic and
European scheduled services, also got into charter work. This charter is
based on accounts of the first BEA Dakota "lobster charter" from Stornoway,
as told in Phil Lo Bao and Iain Hutchison's "BEAline to the Islands" (ISBN
0952895842). The aircraft was G-AGYZ "RMA Sir Charles Kingsford Smith," the
crew were Geoff Colley (captain), Iain Crosbie (first officer), and Hugh
McGinlay (radio operator).