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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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Signy base in summer 1986
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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

1950's

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

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

Robin Sherman (1957) - Tunbridge Wells, Kent  Worked with Doug Bridger on mapping Coronation Island and Powell Island. My 'fun-map' of the South Orkneys was recovered and re-installed at base in 2003.

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

1960's

 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

John 'Bro' Brotherhood - Signy & Halley (1966,1967) - Sydney, Australia  Signy 1966; 2nd year of the new base hut? first year of skidoos, appendectomy on Kista crewman, the 'wind' of the 'wind (Brotherhood) and piss (Hillier)' medical research - project title courtesy of Steve 'You Want Bovver' O'Shanohan, great tucker by Nigel Bacon, Christmas 1966 on the John Biscoe, Perla Dan via SG to Halley for 1967 and build Grillage Village.

Owen Darling (1969, 1970) - Ashford , Kent   

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

1970's

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.

Dave Ball (1975 1976) - Lancaster  email  Wintered on Signy in 1975 had my 20th birthday on base and then my 21st on the old Brantub anchored off Adelaide. Went over to Rothera the next summer before returning to the UK, 22nd birthday was in the seaman's mission in Montevideo, happy days.

Leslie Banks-Irvine (78/79) - Barmouth Wales   Did a year as boatman/builder and then a year 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 

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

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

1980's

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   

Neil Fitch,- (1980/81)  Bloomsbury, New Jersey, USA  email   Two years of many happy memories

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.

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

Andrew Wormald - (1988 to 1991)  Dubai UAE  email

1990's

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.

John Fowbert (1991)  Newcastle upon Tyne  email

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 

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.

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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