M, King Edward Point - KEP and Bird Island
Don Taylor (Rothera, Halley, Signy,
Faraday, South Georgia - 1984/85, 1993-2004)
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
Bob Bell, South Georgia 1978 - Sunderland
I spent the best three years of my life on South G.
studying Fur Seals. I'd love to hear from anyone
else who was there at the same time.
B. Graham Bell, South Georgia (1971 - 2) - Penicuik,
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
shed base) where I broke my leg & had a nice voyage
back with my leg in plaster.
Bob Goodall (1975,1976) Sydney
Hi I didn't know this site existed, I just got lucky!
I have seen a few guys over the years but I have moved
around a lot and lost touch. Good to see my best man
is among those included in the list.
- Blandford, Dorset
Builder - Wintered KEP 1971,
Summer Signy (1971/72)
(1975 to 1977) - Buxton, Derbyshire
Later worked out of Rothera (1977 to 1979). Now run a company supplying logistical
support to geological research projects in the High
Dave Matthews (1965/66) - Nr. Inverness, Scotland
also Horseshoe Is. midwinter 1965 & S. Georgia summer
1979-80 Numerous summer seasons in Arctic, mainly East
Brian Moore (1976) - Largs, N. Ayrshire, Scotland
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
Bob Sanders (South
Georgia - 1974, 1975) Maidenhead, Berkshire
Neil Simpson, Hugeo.
South Georgia / Faraday - 1977-1981, Huntingdon
Traveled down on RRS John Biscoe.
Catering officer at South G for 3 1/2 years with a
break ,down to Halley Bay and Signy etc. on the
Bransfield Some of the best years of my life with
some amazing people.
Fred Vann, South Georgia (1974 & 1976), Wiltshire
A fascinating episode in my life and I retain fond memories
of my two tours as radio man there no current
(Grytviken; Signy Is. 1979-81;
1981-82) - Truro, Cornwall
James Hurley (Big Jim and Abe)
- (Signy, Halley & Bird Island - 1988-1991, 1996,
1997) - Bristol, UK
John Clemens, (2003) - hanging out in Cornwall.
General chilling out in little old Cornwall doing some
farming at the mo, got to see some cold stuff again
some time .
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.
Sue Dowling (2003) - King Edward Point, RRS Ernest
Evesham, Worcs. Wintered at KEP 2003, then spent
the following season as ship's doc on RRS Ernest
Shackleton (lucky enough to visit bases A, B, BI, F,
H, J, M, O, R, W and Z - oh, and X lots of times...).
Enjoyed it so much I spent the 2004-5 summer season
at Port Lockroy with two hairy blokes.
Ian Parsons (snips) (2003) - King Edward Point
Cardiff. Wintered KEP 2003. Currently trying to escape
the PermaFid cycle.