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

Find out more about Port Lockroy and the work carried out there.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Submit

Press Enquiries

We love to talk about the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, would like to arrange an interview, use our images or films, or want to discuss an opportunity to collaborate then get in touch.

For all press enquiries, please contact ukaht@89up.org or +44 (0) 203 411 28 89. For urgent press enquires out of office hours, please call +44 (0) 203 2 89 89 01.