Operation Tabarin Expedition Members

Many brave men took part in Operation Tabarin during the Second World War, with a range of skills and experience. Please see below for a list of those who were Expedition Members, on which bases at what time:

Port Lockroy 1944

  • Field Commander, Base Leader, Zoologist - James Marr
  • Carpenter - Lewis ‘Chippy’ Ashton
  • Medical Officer and Meteorologist - Eric Back
  • Storeman - A Tom Berry
  • Cook -  Kenneth Blair (left March 1944), Johnny Blyth (arrived March 1944)
  • Stores Officer / Handyman - Gwion ‘Taff’ Davies 
  • Wireless Operator - Fram Farrington
  • Botanist - Ivan Mackenzie Lamb
  • Surveyor - Andrew Taylor

Port Lockroy 1945

  • Base Leader, Meteorologist, Zoologist - Gordon J Lockley
  • Handyman - John K Biggs
  • Wireless Operator - Norman Layther
  • Cook - Frank White

Deception Island 1944

  • Base Leader, Geologist - William Flett
  • Meteorologist - Gordon Howkins
  • Wireless Operator - Norman Layther
  • Handyman - ‘Jock’ Matheson
  • Cook - Charles ‘Smitty’ Smith

Deception Island 1945

  • Base Leader, Meteorologist - Alan Reece
  • Handyman - Samuel Bonner
  • Wireless Operator - Fram Farrington
  • Cook - Charles ‘Smitty’ Smith

Hope Bay 1945

  • Field Commander, Base Leader, Surveyor - Andrew Taylor
  • Carpenter - Lewis ‘Chippy’ Ashton
  • Medical Officer and Meteorologist - Eric Back
  • Cook - A Tom Berry
  • Handyman - Johnny Blyth, J Mattheson
  • Stores Officer / Handyman - Gwion ‘Taff’ Davies
  • Wireless Operator - Tommy Donnachie
  • Geologist - William Flett
  • Surveyor - David James, V Russell
  • Botanist - Ivan Mackenzie Lamb
  • Zoologist - N Freddy Marshall

Port Lockroy

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