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  • Mike Leader would like to contact Percy Henry Burt who was on the RRS John Biscoe in 1949 with him. They were both cabin boys. I do not know how to make contact, can anyone help please. The email link for Percy doesn't work. I am writing on behalf of my elderly father.  May 2014

Colin Ballamy (Nelson)  (1973)  Angola  Served on board the Biscoe with a great bunch of people, big John Summers, Mossey, Aldridge, The Crockford brothers and there cousin, Skipper was Capt. Phellps. They were good days. I now work for an oil company in Luanda Angola. Any one who remembers please get in touch.

Leslie Banks-Irvine (78/79) - Barmouth Wales   Did a year as boatman/builder on Signy and then a year as 4th engineer on the Biscoe,

Phil Brown (John Biscoe - 1986 - 1988) - Aberdeen    A deck boy for one trip then an EDH for the second. There are not many places in the world that captured my imagination and heart and will remain with me until the end. The animals, the scenery, the people, the banter, the cold, the hard work! (well I was only 17) Sadly had to leave the sea after an accident, involved with HSE and marine training email if you wish to say hello

Percy Henry Burt (1949-1950) - Bexhill -    Cabin boy John Biscoe / we got through to Stonington Isle,  got Dr. Fuchs out with other men. I am 75 now but still interested about the Antarctic. Still travelling around. I would like to know if any of my old ship mates are left.

Andy Chappell (1985-89) Denmark  email  Hi there.. anyone I sailed with on the Biscoe and Bransfield drop me a line.. I am still at sea.. alot older but no wiser...no surprise there.

Toby Chick (1975) - Belfast   JB ,approx 1975. Sailed for many years after ,live in Belfast. A recluse.

Mike Davis (Cook/Steward - RRS John Biscoe/ RRS Bransfield/ RRS J.C.R - 1984-1991) - North Shields / Tyne and Wear   Hi People Long Time No See! Stumbled on this website by accident, lots of great memories best years of my life so far! anybody wants to get in contact would love to catch up !! Currently working in North Sea Oil Rig Standby / Supply . Bye 4 Now !

Dr Barrie J Dent - JD (1959-1960) - Splisby.  Any guys out there on that trip, one year after operation deep Freeze, I was a Crew Member I was a boy rating on the Original John Biscoe, I was just wonderful to browse over the many photos, it brought tears to my eyes, On my trip we went to Halley bay with Sir Vivian Fuchs, it was a wonderful adventure, even South Georgia, and Ernest Shackleton's grave.

Paul Ellery (1962/3 mess boy)  Lagos Nigeria,  email  Still have a great collection of photographs. This particular voyage was shared with a hydrographic team from the royal navy.

Peter Green (John Biscoe & HMS Protector Summer 1965/6 1966/7) Norfolk UK  email  With the Decca team supporting hydrographic surveying in various locations - notably Maguerite Bay.

Steve Harding (1988) Wiltshire  email  Spent the 1988 /1989 season working as a steward on the RRS John Biscoe. The memories of visiting the big white place has never left me!

Barry Heywood - Signy, Rothera, Halley, John Biscoe, JCR - (1962-1997)  email  Oundle

Dave Hooper (old Biscoe 54/55/56 + Shack 57/58/59) - Southampton email  For all you Geordies who were on board the Shack in the fifties all I remember is good times. I was particularly friendly with Harry Sinclair and still enjoy Newcastle Brown Ale. Hope to hear from someone who remembers me. Regards Dave. H.

Mike Jenkins (3rd Officer 1982-1985) - Newport Shropshire  Came across this website quite by chance. Enjoyed three happy and very memorable trips on the Biscoe, the experiences of being 'down south' will always be there!!

Bruce Joubert (1963-1967) - Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa  Sailed as third and second mate under Captain Woodfield, Malcolm Phelps (Mate). It was the experience of a lifetime

Adolf (Adi) Kellermann (RRS John Biscoe - OBP 1982) - Copenhagen, Denmark

Nigel Lansley (Bendy Wendy) (1981-1988) - rep. of Ireland  email  Would be good to hear from any one who remembers me (who could forget)

Stan Lavis, Biscoe - 1960-63 - Newton Abbot Devon    It would be nice to speak to any one I served with at that time,

Mike Leader (RRS John Biscoe 1949-1950) - Reigate Surrey   I sailed on the John Biscoe in 1949 as a cabin boy and also as assistant cook. It would be good to hear from anybody who was also aboard around that time. Great memories and I remember lots of names!

Ian MacDonald, RRS John Biscoe - 1980 - 83 - Northampton  Hoping to hear from & catch up with  with crew & staff from the same era.

Geoff Morgan (John Biscoe, Bransfield, JCR, 1987 - 1998) - Meldal, mid - Norway  Probably the best job I've been paid to do. Wonderful memories. Had to move to Norway to be near ice!

Rob Mortimer (John Biscoe & Bransfield - 88/89 89/90 91/92) - Naas, Ireland   Served as a seaman on the JB and Brannie for three seasons

Steve Norris, South Georgia / Halley (1974. 1975), Havant  email  Also served as Electrical Eng on board the John Biscoe from 1977 to 1981 and on the Bransfield from 1994 to 1999

Robbie Peck (Peckie)  - 1959 60 62 63 - Workington Cumbria  Wonderful years young & wild . Hi Stan Lavis Good Nosh. In touch with Dinks still. Great people to have worked with. Robbie Peck Seaman.

Brian Pimm-Smith, (1964), Ramsey, IOM   Met man sailed south and back on the John Biscoe.

Robin Plumley (1976 - 1992) - New Forest  email  4th, 3rd & 2nd Mate on Bransfield1976-1982. 2nd & 1st Mate on John Biscoe1982-1991. 1st Mate on James Clark Ross1991-1992. Master with Research Vessel Services from 1992. Currently on R.R.S. James Cook

Tony Quinn (1959 - 1965) F, E & John Biscoe - Christchurch, New Zealand email  Interested in hearing from anyone who remembers me from Faraday 1959/60, Stonington 1961/62 and John Biscoe 1962 - 66. Have contact here in NZ with Howard Chapman Stonington/Fossil Bluff 60/61

Keith Roberts (1983-84) - Grimsby    Brilliant adventure, truly enjoyed 10 month voyage. Fantastic memories, never forget the good friends I met, also scientists, fids and Falkland Island friends.

Jim Sansbury RRS John Biscoe/HMS Protector (Summer 1965 / 66 Summer 1966 / 67) - Ballater Aberdeenshire  email  I was with the Decca HiFix team (with Peter Green and Ian Braddock) surveying down the west coast of the peninsular.

Richard Scoffom (Adelaide Is. / Biscoe - 1969-1971) - Canada   

Davy Simmons (Trawler Bill - 1951 & 1952) - Sandness SHETLAND   I would like know the where abouts of Peter Lee Page Croft 2nd deck officer ( a very fine man) & anyone else aboard the Biscoe during the years 1951 & 1952

Matthew Spencer (1987-1989) - Bransfield / John Biscoe - Rochdale. email  Wondering if there is anyone still on the new ships that I sailed on the old ships with. if so drop me a line it would be great to catch up.

Ray Stirton (Signy 79/82, Bransfield, J Biscoe) - Perth, Scotland   Just read that Bransfield was scrapped, such a sad feeling as many a fun night with Fids and crew. To anyone who might like to get in touch or send a message and to all, good luck for the future. Best time of my life ever, I cant see anything beating the time on ships and base and so great and wonderful friends.

Rolie Summers (Stanley Radio and RRS John Biscoe, 1954 to 1962) -   Southampton England.

Bob Wragg (1959) - Worthing.    I served on the John Biscoe from 1959 to 1961 as Officers Steward and Captain's Tiger to Captain Johnston. Would like to hear from anyone from that era.

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