Belgrave Ninnis
Inspector-General Belgrave Ninnis CVO (1 September 1837 – 18 June 1922) was a Royal Navy surgeon, surveyor, Arctic explorer, and leading Freemason, from London. He graduated as a Doctor of Medicine fr...
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George Mulock
Captain George F.A. Mulock, DSO, RN, FRGS (7 February 1882 – 26 December 1963) was an Anglo-Irish Royal Navy officer, cartographer and polar explorer who participated in an expedition to the Antarctic...
Louis Bernacchi
Louis Charles Bernacchi (8 November 1876 – 24 April 1942), a physicist and astronomer, is best known for his role in several expeditions to the Antarctic.
Bernacchi was born in Belgium to It...
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Robert Falcon Scott
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 190...
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Vivian Fuchs
Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs FRS (11 February 1908 – 11 November 1999) was an English explorer whose expeditionary team completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica in 1958.
Fuchs was the son o...
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Tryggve Gran
Jens Tryggve Herman Gran DSC, MC (20 January 1888 – 8 January 1980) was a Norwegian aviator, explorer and author. He was the skiing expert on the 1910–13 Scott Antarctic Expedition and was the fi...
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Perce Blackborow
Perce Blackborow (1896 in Newport, Monmouthshire – 1949) was a Welsh sailor, a stowaway on Shackleton's ill fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
Blackborow and William Bakewell sailed aboard...
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Charles Ramsay Arbuthnot
Admiral Charles Ramsay Arbuthnot (5 February 1850 – 30 September 1913) was an officer of the British Royal Navy.
Arbuthnot was born in Liverpool, England, the son of George Clerk Arbuthnot (1803–1...
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A Device
The "A" Device is an award device of the United States military which is presented as an attachment to the American Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon. The "A" Device is a...
John Béchervaise
John Mayston Béchervaise OAM, MBE (11 May 1910 – 13 July 1998) was an Australian writer, photographer, artist, historian and explorer. He is especially notable for his work and achievements in Antarc...
Charles Hoadley
Charles Archibald Brookes Hoadley (Burwood 1 March 1887 – Footscray 27 February 1947) was an Australian geologist. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1911 with a degree in mining enginee...
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Paul Rose (TV presenter)
Paul Rose is a British television presenter who mainly works for the BBC.
Andrew Croft
Colonel Noel Andrew Cotton Croft DSO OBE (30 November 1906 – 26 June 1998), was a member of the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, with operations in Norway and Corsica, as we...
Tom Crean (explorer)
Thomas "Tom" Crean (Irish: Tomás Ó Croidheáin; 25 February 1877 – 27 July 1938), nicknamed the "Irish Giant", was an Irish seaman and Antarctic explorer from Annascaul in County Kerry. He was a me...
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Dougal Goodman
Dougal Jocelyn Goodman OBE is a British scientist, chief executive of the Foundation for Science and Technology.Goodman studied at Christ's College, Cambridge and researched the mechanical properties...
Michael Barne
Michael Barne (15 October 1877 – 31 May 1961) was an officer of the 1901-04 Discovery Expedition and was the last survivor of the expedition.
Barne was born at Sotterley Park, Suffolk the son of F...
Sandy Glen
Sir Alexander "Sandy" Richard Glen KBE DSC (18 April 1912 – 6 March 2004) was a Scottish explorer of the Arctic, and wartime intelligence officer. He later invested in the shipping industry, pioneered...
Arthur Fleming Morrell
Arthur Fleming Morrell (10 November 1788 – 13 September 1880) was British officer of the Royal Navy, an explorer, and a colonial administrator of Ascension Island, who saw service spanning the end of...
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Gino Watkins
Henry George "Gino" Watkins FRGS (29 January 1907 – c. 20 August 1932) was a British Arctic explorer.Born in London, he was educated at Lancing College and acquired a love of mountaineering and the o...
Lionel Greenstreet
Lionel Greenstreet (1889 - 1979) was the first officer of the Endurance and a member of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1917, for which he was awarded the Polar Medal. When he died on...
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Frank Bickerton
Francis "Frank" Howard Bickerton (1889–1954) was a treasure-hunter, Antarctic explorer, soldier, aeronaut, entrepreneur, big-game hunter and movie-maker. He not only made a major contribution to the A...
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Kevin Walton
Eric William Kevin Walton, GC, DSC (15 May 1918 – 13 April 2009), known as Kevin Walton, was an officer in the Royal Navy during World War II and, in 1946, was a winner of the Albert Medal, which in 1...
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Timothy McCarthy (sailor)
Timothy 'Tim' McCarthy (15 July 1888 – 16 March 1917) was an Irish able seaman (AB). He is best known for his service in the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916, for which he was aw...
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Henry Frederick Stephenson
Admiral Sir Henry Frederick Stephenson GCVO, KCB (7 June 1842 – 16 December 1919) was a Royal Navy officer, courtier, and Arctic explorer.
Stephenson was the son of Henry Frederick Stephenson MP (...
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Polar Medal
The Polar Medal is a medal awarded by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. It was instituted in 1857 as the Arctic Medal and renamed the Polar Medal in 1904.
The first polar award was called the A...
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Antarctica Service Medal
The Antarctica Service Medal (ASM) was established by the United States Congress on July 7, 1960 under Public Law 600 of the 86th Congress. The medal was intended as a military award to replace sever...
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