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Signy Base summer 2003 - picture courtesy Simon Coggins

FIDS, Signy Island
Base H
60°43'S, 45°36'W

occupied  - 18/03/47-13/04/96
summer only since 1996

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Trying to find... To use this option, fill in the registration form, but include your own name and email as a contact, requests kept online approx. 2 years.

I'm sure I did this already... every now and then I send out emails, a proportion of these bounce back as "not found", often because it was a former work email or an ISP that no longer exists, as there is no longer any way to make contact I delete the record to keep things as current as I can.

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Signy 60th Anniversary held over the weekend of Reunion 14th-16th September 2007, Report

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

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


Brian Beck (1957/58) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   

Ray Berry - Deception, Signy, Argentine - (1951, 52, 54)  Whitstable

Jim Stammers (1958 - 59) - Kelsall nr. Chester  



 David Allan (Spanner) Spencer- Signy Island, Deception Island - 1966 to 1969 - Blackpool  Was on Deception Island at the time of the 1969 eruption

Malcolm E.A. Bedells (Summer 1966/67) - Market Rasen Lincs

Owen Darling (1969, 1970) - Ashford , Kent   

Les Graves (1967- 70) - Low Hauxley Northumberland England,  

Harry Taylor  nic BUCK (1967 - 1969) - Oldham Gtr Manchester   Just found this site after checking up a few things. Never knew there was a Signy get-together but seen so many friends listed at your annual re-union, would love to contact some old friends even though I am now 75!!!! Paul Bregazzi, Dougie Bone, Allan spencer, Les Graves, Vaughan Spaull, and Ian Rabarts.



Chris Amos (1972 & 1973) - King's Lynn, Norfolk  Just been to the Signy 60th reunion, didn't even know about this website, what a great idea.

Les Banks-Irvine (Signy, John Biscoe - 1977-1980) - Barmouth Wales   Signy as boatman / builder, and then a years as 4th engineer on the Biscoe.

Ted Evans (summer 72/73 - South Georgia, Halley, Signy) - Yorkshire   Worked on south G slipway with Big Al.. then new base at Halley & then to Signy (genny shed base) where I broke my leg & had a nice voyage back with my leg in plaster.

Albert Hart (Summer 71/72) - Blandford, Dorset    Builder - Wintered KEP 1971

Tim Hooker (1971-74) Bristol  email 

Peter Jennings (Signy Island - 1971-1973) - Wales   I wished to confirm the names of those I shared close quarters with for between a few months and a couple of years, though the latter were not much in doubt.

Brian Kellett - "Mollusc" (1972/1973). Rhossili, Gower 

Clive Palfrey (1972, 73). Adelaide South Australia  email

Jay Rushby  (70-72) - London  email  Halley Bay/Signy Island

Paul Thorpe (1974-75) - Grimsby  email  Radio Operator

Ray Townley-Malyon (1970) - email  Glenluce. Scotland



Dennis Allsopp (1980) - email  Northampton UK,  Summer jolly merchant on Signy from Aston University. Microbiology/ecology - email available

Geoff Collett - (1984/1985)  email  Godmanchester, Cambs

Jeremy Colman (Jez) - (1989, 1990) - Perth, Western Australia   

Bob Forster (Grytviken; Signy Is. 1979-81; 1981-82) - Truro, Cornwall   

Bob Handley - (1981) Oxford email I still can't find find my blue FID shirt.

Pete Hizzett "The Admiral"- (1982-86) email  Burghead Scotland

Big Jim - Signy, Halley, Bird island, (1989-1990, 1997, 1998) email  Bristol

Tom Lachlan-Cope (1978,1979 - Halley, 1980 - Signy)  email  Cambridge

Gavin Lishman - (1981) Bourne, Lincs email

Hector MacAlister - (1988/1989) Glasgow, email  Also Husvik, South Georgia 1990-95

Conor Nolan, "Deso"- (1988), Dublin, Ireland  email

Kevin Puttock  (1987/ 1988)  Staplehurst Kent email  Would like to hear from any Signy people

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. Facebook FID's page

Paul  Ward - "Hos" (1985/1986). Great Paxton, Cambridgeshire - webmaster of

Andrew Wormald - (1988 to 1991)  Dubai UAE  email



Paul Brazier - (1990/ 1991)  Bangor, North Wales  email

Matt Chalmers -  (1991/92/93)  Paris  email  Was that really 20 years ago?

Jeremy Colman (Jez) - (1989, 1990) - Perth, Western Australia   

Joe Corner (Halley, Bird Island, Signy - 2008, 2010, 2011) - Crewe Cheshire    I am from Crewe in Cheshire, and wintered at Halley in 2008, Bird Island 2010, and summered at Signy 2010/11. I was electrician on all 3 bases.

James Hurley (Big Jim and Abe) - (Signy, Halley & Bird Island - 1988-1991, 1996, 1997) - Bristol, UK   

Amanda Lynnes (Port Lockroy - 2002-2003) - Cockermouth, Cumbria  Was also at Signy 1996-2001.

Brian Mallon - (1991-92 / 1994) Glenavy, Co. Antrim 

Damon Stanwell-Smith - (1993/1994)  Greenwich, London, UK.  email  Now running a marine consultancy. Still miss the early morning view to Coronation though.

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