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A mom-and-pop operation. (Anglo Cargo, owned and operated by Terry and Maggie Oldham) (company profile)

London-Despite the demise of a long line of the breed in the past 10 years, a small number of all-freight airlines survive in the U.K. One such is the Gatwick-based Anglo Cargo, with a remarkable management structure consisting of a husband and wife team, Terry and Maggie Oldham, chairman and managing director respectively, who also hold all of the shares.

Terry Oldham learned to fly Hunter and Lightning fighters with the Royal Air Force, became a pilot with Airwork and helped to introduce the Lightning to the Royal Saudi Air Force, then joined British Airways and flew Boeing 707s, formed Pelican Air Transport in 1976, became joint managing director of British island Airways, and finally, set up Anglo in 1983.

According to Maggie Oldham, it has been an uphill task, due largely to the red tape that she and her husband see surrounding such operations here. …

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