FIDS - Rothera Base - Rothera Point

67°34.17'S 068°07.20'W occupied 25/10/75 - present

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Antarctic Mountains
Rothera Station in summer
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Antarctic Mountains
Rothera in Winter
Photo - Jenny Dean, more of Jenny's pictures

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


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 and Rothera - 1976/1977) - Saltcoats 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.


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.

Andy Carter (1984) - Lower Tean, Stoke on Trent    Was with the Air Unit 84 and 85. Had a great time and met a lot of good people.

Andy Denley  (1979-81, Rothera and Faraday) 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. Andy's book "You don't have to be tough to be rough" is available from Amazon, profits to Sussex Cancer Relief fund.

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.

Chris Jobber Jeffes (1980-1982) - Itchen Abbas Winchester Hants UK -  Hi there to all fellow Faraday FIDS - looking to catch up with Neil 'Runner' Shaw, Len Airey and Geraint 'Pint' Hughes. Great pub just down the road in case any passing FIDS want to while away an evening with some Antarctic tales...

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.

Alastair Bruce Moyes (1979-1985) -   - Parkinson QLD Australia. Contract geologist, mapping Foyn Coast 1979-80, mapping Arrowsmith Peninsula 1980-81; ship borne party mapping Biscoe Islands 1983-84

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

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.


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

John Doyle (Rothera - 1998, 1999) - Manchester  email  Mechanical services technician, summer season.

Rachel Duncan (1997 - 99)  Monmouth    Now retired as Director of UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (2000-2014)

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.

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


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

Farewell Rothera - Last Call Flares
Jenny's pictures

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

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


Ludger Zikking (Rothera 2017 and 2018) - Amsterdam the Netherlands   Worked as a genny mech during the summer on Rothera.

In Memoriam
Former Fids previously registered on this page who have sadly passed away

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

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