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British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31

Selection of photographs from the British Arctic Air Route expedition whilst in Greenland. The object of the expedition was to investigate the possibility of a new and shorter air passage between England and Canada.

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british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/junkers arrival angmagssalik #media dmcs-11617733
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/aeroplane ice fitted skis base #media dmcs-11617765
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/courtauld emerging #media dmcs-13029117
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/rymill watkins courtauld chapman base courtaulds #media dmcs-11617787

Junkers - arrival at Angmagssalik

 

Aeroplane on ice - fitted with skis - Base

 

Courtauld emerging

 

Rymill, Watkins, Courtauld and Chapman at Base after Courtauld's relief

british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/watkins mountains #media dmcs-11617803
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/hg gino watkins pack carrying #media dmcs-11617801
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/aeroplane kayaks #media dmcs-11617799
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/quest unloading base fjord #media dmcs-11617797

Watkins Mountains

 

H.G. (Gino) Watkins pack carrying

 

Aeroplane with kayaks

 

Quest unloading in Base Fjord

british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/h g gino watkins kayak #media dmcs-11617795
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/edward bingham alfred stephenson quintin riley n #media dmcs-11617793
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/hauling sledges bugbear bank block tackle #media dmcs-11617791
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/gino watkins quintin riley martin lindsay #media dmcs-11617789

H. G. (Gino) Watkins in kayak

 

Edward Bingham, Alfred Stephenson, Quintin Riley and N. H. D'Aeth in hut

 

Hauling sledges up 'Bugbear bank' with block and tackle

 

Gino Watkins, Quintin Riley, Martin Lindsay and John Rymill climbing with loads

british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/lindsay scott stephenson sitting sledge #media dmcs-11617785
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/sledges ascending bug bear bank base fjord #media dmcs-11617783
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/inuit sewing skin kayak #media dmcs-11617779
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/group inuit people board quest #media dmcs-11617767

Lindsay, Scott and Stephenson, sitting on sledge, Ivigtut journey

 

Sledges ascending Bug-bear bank, Base Fjord in background

 

Inuit sewing skin on kayak

 

Group of Inuit people on board 'Quest'

british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/moth aeroplane angmagssalik #media dmcs-11617763
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/moth taking off floats base #media dmcs-11617761
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/towing moth outboard motorboat base #media dmcs-11617759
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/departure junkers base #media dmcs-11617757

Moth aeroplane - Angmagssalik

 

Moth taking off on floats - Base

 

Towing Moth with outboard motorboat - Base

 

Departure of Junkers from Base

british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/iliffe cozens moth #media dmcs-11617755
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/towing moth outboard motor #media dmcs-11617753
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/moth aeroplane west beach base #media dmcs-11617751
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/h g gino watkins shooting kayak #media dmcs-11617749

Iliffe Cozens in Moth

 

Towing moth with outboard motor

 

Moth aeroplane on West beach - Base

 

H. G. (Gino) Watkins shooting from kayak

british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/inuit people kayaks umiaks angmagssalik area #media dmcs-11617747
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/jamesi kayak towing seal #media dmcs-11617745
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/entire expedition kayaks #media dmcs-11617743
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/h g gino watkins recovering roll #media dmcs-11617741

Inuit people, kayaks, umiaks in Angmagssalik area

 

Jamesi in a kayak towing seal

 

Entire expedition in kayaks

 

H. G. (Gino) Watkins recovering from roll

british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/hg gino watkins kayak ice floes #media dmcs-11617737
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/learning roll kayaks #media dmcs-11617735
 
british arctic air route expedition 1930 31/h g gino watkins kayak floes #media dmcs-11617739
 

H.G. (Gino) Watkins in kayak among ice floes

 

Learning to roll - two kayaks

 

H. G. (Gino) Watkins in kayak among floes

 

 
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