FIDS - Signy Island Base H

 60°43'S, 45°36'W occupied year round - 18/03/47-13/04/96 summer only since 1996  |  The naming of Signy

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Base H frozen in
Winter 1975
Photo - Gordon Picken
The Base in 2003
Summer 2003
Picture - Simon Coggins

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Manhauling trip to the Sandefjords in 1969 - pictures and story
Signy 60th Anniversary Reunion weekend 14th-16th September 2007, Report

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 Islands - (1951, 52, 54)  Whitstable

Jim Stammers (1958 - 59) - Kelsall nr. Chester    Jim's pictures



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

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. Peter's pictures

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  Ray's pictures



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

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

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

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.

  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..