The Halle orchestra have returned triumphant from their successful six-week tour of South America. On 14 July 1968 our chairman received the following telegram from Sir John Barbirolli. The Halle Orchestra Manchester must congratulate you and your company for the outstanding performance and service received from British Eagle. Capt. Barry Hoad and his crew were stupendous and played a major part in our great success Barbirolli + Smart Halle Manchester.