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Philip O'Brien - Approx 1974 - 1978. I am looking for anyone who knew my late father, Philip O'Brien who travelled the Bransfield to Faraday Base between 1974 - 1978 he was a Life Support Engineer. He was a tall man, 6ft 2 dark hair, and in his 20's when he was in Antarctica. Any help would be appreciated . Dec '12
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Don Taylor (Rothera, Halley, Signy,
Faraday, South Georgia - 1984/85, 1993-2004)
Harry E. Agger (1959-60) - San Clemente, California
Ray Berry - Deception, Signy, Argentine - (1951, 52, 54) Whitstable
Alexander Graham. (1953 / 55) - Isle of Lewis, Scotland I would like to hear from any surviving members who were at Base F with me during the period 1953-55. Old hands such as Ralph Lenton, Eric Salmond, Sandy Simpson, Buck the wireless op, Ray the diesel mech. and anybody else who is still around. Any way, Regards to all from Alex Graham
Bill Atkins, (1969/1971) - Mt Riverview, NSW Australia Seconded to BAS from RAF as diesel mechanic. best posting I ever had (except for Nairobi and Cyprus.) Anyone out there wants to chat about old times I'd be happy to hear from them
Robin Chambers. Base: F & T (1969 / 1970) - Edmonton Alberta Would like to have contact with anyone who saw the Deception Isl. eruptions of '67 and '69. Or wants a chat about the good old days. I hope to be at June '06 Cambridge reunion, let me know if you are going. Any ex-FIDS welcome call 780 4372074. Hope to be in Cambridge area, early July '07. Also I am visiting Kenn Back in Uruguay 1st to 20th.March '07. Anyone want to forward message ?
Brian Gilbert. (1968/1969) - Wanaka, New Zealand
Dudley Jehan (Cuddles - 1960) - Guernsey, Channel Islands Wintered at Base Z Halley in 1961, 1963 and 1964.
Tony Haynes. (1960/61) Sydney Australia.
Graham Jones, Bases B & F & RRS Shackleton (1965 to 1969) - Thame, Oxfordshire DEM at Deception Island 1966, Argentine Island 1967 and third engineer RRS Shackleton 1968/69
Bob (Gnome) Lewis (1962/63) - St.Paul-enChablais, France Down on the Kista Dan in December 1961; back to UK on the Shackleton arriving May 1964. Physicist at Base F. Some first climbing ascents on the mainland. Lots of happy memories and stories. I guess that my contemporaries are all over 60 now ;-(((
Peter Morgan (1966-7) - 8, la Royaute, 86120 Vezieres, France
Nick Sutton. (1963/1965) Ross on Wye. Would particularly like to contact Clive Slater
Robert Ashley - "Taffy Maggott" (1979) UK Nice to hear from other FIDS that served in the "Loneliest laboratory in the world".
David Clark (1971) Pembrokeshire
Dick Hide. (1977) Burgess Hill. The rumble of avalanches, the whales blowing in Penola straights, the grinding of the ice. That was Faraday, what memories.
Kenny Hughson (1972 / 73) - Brae, Shetland
Laurence Howell - "Flo" (Rothera / Faraday 1978-83) Tanggu, China.
Mike Hinchliffe - "Charlie Moon" (1970/1971)
Geraint Hughes "Pint" (Faraday and Bransfield 1979 - 1982) - Sierra Vista Arizona USA Lot of water under the bridge since then but I would like to find winter BC Chris "Jobber Joffes" aka Christopher Jeffes also R L Bannerr aka the wee hooter. Neil the runner Shaw ACM was our radio op but died with three others coming back from Circumcision Bay where Le Kim overwintered. My BAS acc was 112 on Galindez Island.
Kenny Hughson (1972, 73) Brae, Shetland
Clifford Shelley (1976 - 1977) Witney, Oxfordshire
Clive Soutar (1978) - Greenock, Scotland I wintered in 1978 at Argentine Islands ( base Faraday) as a beastieman having been seconded from the Army. In March 2002 all of my Antarctic memories were lost in a catastrophic blaze while my belongings were in storage I am keen now to re-establish any links to anyone with photos of my year there so I can show my kid.
John Moore (1979, 80) Selkirk,
Len Airey (Faraday & Halley - 80's and 90's) - New Zealand A few names I recognise - how are you all? On Antarctica will be available on Kindle shortly or hard copies of the book direct from me if you are interested in re-kindling a few memories. I lost touch with Joffs, Pint, but if I find his address I will let you know. Best Regards, Len.
Dave Burke (Faraday/Bransfield - 1981-1984) Fife, Scotland Still do the odd slide show now and again. Brings it all back. Hello to any of the Faraday base chaps '81 to '84 reading this.
Andy Denley (1980) West Hoathly, Sussex I was a mere lad of 19 when I arrived as a green WOM at Argie. My parents hardly recognised me when I got back after after two summers and winter away. I got the impression at first they would rather I went straight back! Grand times. Possibly the best job I ever had.
Graham Hurst (1982) -
I went down as base doctor and still have rather mixed feelings about it
Dave Jobes (Rothera and Faraday- 1988 ish) - Malaysia Spent time at Faraday then went onto Rothera for 18 months for the rebuild, brilliant times. Even 20 years later I still check the web cams every day !!!
Jerry Smith (86 - 88) - Carndonagh, Ireland I worked as deckhand on Bransfield from 86 - 88, Rothera Base GA for summer 88/89 and wintered as metman at Faraday in 89. Visited Faraday/Vernadsky as lecturer on World Discoverer in 2000 - 2002 and could quite happily have stayed for another winter. Now settled in Ireland. Would like to hear from anybody from that era who remembers.
Mike Whitbread (Argentine Islands + Deception, 1964-67) - Northampton Spent a few months at Signy and Coronation Island on Hi Fix and another 6 months on South G before it became a BAS base.
John Williams (1986 - 1989) - Canada
Nigel Blenkharn - (1995 Faraday), (1998-1999 Rothera) - Greystoke, Cumbria -
Steven Cuthbertson (1992-96) - Worcester, UK Too long, but hasn't had any detrimental effects on either of me.
Mark Dixon - (1992), Norfolk -
Simon Filer - (1990-1992) - Lerwick, Shetland
Billy Gallacher - ''Celtic Billy'' (1990) London, UK Wintered over at Faraday Base in 1990 as the Radio Operator. Looking north towards The Lemaire Channel .... Phew! What a view! Fantastic!
Duncan Haigh (1994/1995) - Andover, Hampshire Maybe one day I'll stop boring people at dinner parties before I have too much to drink and fall asleep
Geoff Knox (Faraday/Rothera - 1992-93 summer only) Plumber on Faraday, general base assistant on Rothera. Married with two young boys, now working as a sports journalist.
Stephen Woods - (1991/1992) Berkshire Still the most amazing place I have ever visited!
Colin Wright (1992 /1993) - Brighton/England Faraday winters from 1991-1994 please get in touch.
Sergey (2002-2003) - Hystory Antarctic
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