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
(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
Andy Chappell (1985-89) Denmark
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
Paul Ellery (1962/3 mess
boy) Lagos Nigeria,
Still have a great collection of photographs. This particular
voyage was shared with a hydrographic team from the
Peter Green (John Biscoe &
HMS Protector Summer 1965/6 1966/7) Norfolk UK
With the Decca team supporting hydrographic surveying
in various locations - notably Maguerite Bay.
Steve Harding (1988)
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!
- Signy, Rothera, Halley, John Biscoe, JCR -
(old Biscoe 54/55/56 + Shack 57/58/59) - Southampton
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!!
Adolf (Adi) Kellermann
(RRS John Biscoe - OBP 1982) - Copenhagen, Denmark
Nigel Lansley (Bendy Wendy) (1981-1988) - rep.
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,
(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,
Served as a seaman on the JB and Brannie for three seasons
Steve Norris, South Georgia / Halley (1974. 1975),
Also served as Electrical Eng on board the John Biscoe
from 1977 to 1981 and on the Bransfield from 1994 to
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),
Met man sailed south and back on the John Biscoe.
Robin Plumley (1976 - 1992) - New Forest
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
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 60/6
Keith Roberts (1983-84)
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
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
(1987-1989) - Bransfield / John Biscoe - Rochdale.
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) -
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) -
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.