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Rothera Base and airstrip from the air - photo courtesy "Jenny Doctor"

FIDS, Rothera Point
Base R
67°34.17'S 068°07.20'W

occupied 25/10/75 - present

Rothera research station - picture, Jenny Doctor
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British Antarctic Oral History Project, trying to find people who were south in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's and women who went south later and who are not current members of BAS Club. Interviews typically take around two hours at your home or wherever is convenient. We also do interviews at reunions. If you are having your own reunion or would like to consider being interviewed or just want more information on the project (we are always after volunteers!), please e-mail details such as where you were based (ship or station), your job and years plus anything else you think is relevant. This project is not confined to FIDS/BAS personnel. It is jointly run with BAS, the UKAHT, BAS Club and SPRI with UKAHT being the major funder. Many thanks, Amanda Lynnes, Project coordinator, UKAHT

Rothera - Base R

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

Charles Swithinbank (Adelaide / Rothera) - Six field seasons  - Cambridge

Don Taylor (Rothera, Halley, Signy, Faraday, South Georgia - 1984/85, 1993-2004)  Willingham, Cambs

1970's

Capt Ric Airey, SG, Adelaide, Rothera, etc. - 1974-1980 - Edinburgh, Scotland    Out of the ether, all you lovely people, hello and well met, hope every one still clinging to the wreckage, they finally found me out after 32 years in the air and grounded me, flew south with American cousins but BAS wont have me not surprising with mother superior still in charge grin, she's done well for a primary school teacher with a rubber fetish. Damn it i have missed you all wonder where Mex Merson, Howard Platt, Gerry Lawson are now .ref history being r/o skeletons I can do particularly the funny ones see doggerel BAS club letter 34 , also why is Nigel Leader-Williams not yet prime minster, and Howard my dads still alive and still my hero. Sea ice fast and plateau clear sledge dog days remain most dear xxricxx

Laurence Howell - "Flo"  (Rothera / Faraday 1978-83)  - Tanggu, China.

Clive Johnson (1975 to 1979, South Georgia, Rothera) - Buxton, Derbyshire

Brian Moore (South Georgia & Rothera - 1976-77 & 77-78) - Largs, N. Ayrshire   

Jonathan Walton - Bases KG, R (Fossil Bluff / Rothera) (1974, 1975) - Shrewsbury, England  email  Son of Kevin Walton (Stonington 46,47). Winters & 9 summers down South between 1973 & present. Father, Godfather, 2 brothers-in-law and cousin also have wintered South. Still very actively interested in Antarctic matters.

1980's

Tim Allerton (1983 - 1984) - London   Hi I spend 83-84 on Bransfield and Rothera base as Electrical engineer would like to get re-connected with any of the team from that era.

Mike Butler (1989 - 1990) - Maesteg, South Wales.  email

Andy Carter (Dibble)- 1984 - 85) Lower Tean, Staffs. email  It would be great to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Peter Cleary - (1982 - 85) Christchurch New Zealand. Still involved in things Antarctic having worked for NZ programme for some years and also contracted to the Italians. Hello to Flo Howell & Maurice O'Donnell.  email available

Tim Godsmark (1980/81) - Buckley   I wintered at Halley Bay in 1980 and Rothera 1981. Happy days at Rothera despite the accident etc. I miss those dogs! Hello to anyone who new me.

David Jobes (1985) - Malaysia.   I spent some time at Faraday before wintering at Rothera during the rebuild in the 1980`s. I work in the oil and gas industry now and I am currently living and working in Malaysia as an electrical commissioning engineer.

David Mantripp (1987,1988) - Lugano, Switzerland   

Alastair Milne (Metal) (1984-1989) - Den Haag (NL)  email  2 summers working E.Coast Graham Land then a summer on Polarstern.  Now working for Shell.

Richard Newstead (1981-84) - Macclesfield, England   WOM

Maurice O'Donnell (1983-1992)  - Dublin, Ireland. Rothera and John Biscoe. email  Wintered Rothera 1983 to 1986. Summer seasons at Rothera 1986 thru 1989, Radio Officer on 2nd half of John Biscoe final voyage 1991. Rothera 91/92 Season.

Dave "Proby" Probert (1985) email  - Darlington.  Joiner on rebuild

Neil Richardson (1986) Kendal  email  Glacier fluctuation mapping 1986/7 around the Peninsular. Now running Spatial Data Ltd Chartered Land Surveyors. Three chidren and hoping to get back into sailing soon. Please get in touch if you remember me.

Rupert Summerson (1980-81, 1983-86)- Canberra, Australia   I also worked for the Australian Antarctic Division from 1990-1995.

1990's

Nigel Blenkharn (1995 Faraday), (1998-1999 Rothera) - Greystoke, Cumbria - email

Paul Davison (1994/1995) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire - email Still the best view I've had from an office window.

Kevin Dixon (pee wee) (summer 1990-91) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada   Worked on installation of airport strip & hangar project.

Nigel Dean (1990)- Turkey email  Now have own company managing Yachts in Turkey, married with one child

Rachel Duncan (1998)  South Wales  email  Overwintering GA 1998. Now married (to FID). 2 children. Administrator of the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.

George Fell (Winter 99, 00) - Aberfoyle, Scotland   

John 'JJ' Jones (1994/95) - UK / Turkey  Construction Worker for Summer season. Genny Shed, Boat Shed, Water Treatment Room, Concrete bases for Bonner Lab and Accommodation block. After the birth of my son, Antarctica, the next best 'Sight' in my life. Thanks to BAS.

Jules Knight (94 - 97) - Afghanistan

Geoff Knox (Faraday/Rothera - 1992-93 summer only)  email  Plumber on Faraday, general base assistant on Rothera. Married with two young boys, now working as a sports journalist.

Pedro Montiel (Signy / Rothera - 1994/5, 1998/9) - London   I'm not absolutely certain of the specific years as I I arrived around October and left by March.

Uwe (say "hoove" - summer 1998/99) - Deutschland    Hi, Wonder if this message will be read from somebody on station. Been there working as a spark for one summer season. Was absolutely great. Even used my bicycle up the glacier. No kidding. Greetings, Uwe

David Wilson (1990-91) - Southampton email  Vehicle mechanic who wintered from 1989 to 1992.
 

2000's

Paul Best (summer 2003 winter 2005) - UK

Tim Blakemore (2000/01) - Les Houches, Chamonix, Fr  

Jo Coldron (2005) - Cambridge  email  The doctor at Rothera Station over winter 2005.

Jenny "Doctor" Dean (2001) - email  Location variable

Danny Edmunds (2009) - Rothera

'Issy' Isabelle Gerrard (2003 & 2005) - kelmanthorpe Yorkshire 

Eirian Jones "sbonge" (2002/3) - Aberystwyth   Summer plant operator on base, dying to get back to Antarctica.

Paul Mann (2005) - email

Tony McLaughlan (Tony Mac) (2009) - Rothera   I finish my winter tour in March, when I shall be going home to Luton, Bedfordshire, England after the most amazing and memorable 16 months in Antarctica.

Dave Molyneaux (2001 & 2002) - email  Lancaster

Riet Van de Velde (2006) - Brussels, Belgium email  Chef at Rothera Research Station over Winter 2006

Matthew "MVT" von Tersch (2008-2011) - Rothera   Bonner Lab Manager

Keith Walker (2000) email  Southport, Merseyside

Cath Waller (Rothera, HMS Endurance - 2003/2004; 2004/5; 2007/9) - Scarborough N.Yorks  2009 worked with Spanish on Byeres Peninsula of Livingston Island.

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