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British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 Gallery

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.

Portrait of Edward Bingham
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Portrait of Edward Bingham
Inuit sewing skin on kayak
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Inuit sewing skin on kayak
Towing moth with outboard motor Featured British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 Image

Towing moth with outboard motor

Photographer: Cozens, Henry Iliffe (1904-1995). Expedition: British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31. Leader: Henry George (Gino) Watkins. Date: 1930. A wooden dinghy with an outboard motor and two men standing in it tows a small wooden rowing boat with two men sitting in it and a De Havilland Moth sea bi-plane. A man stands on one of the seaplane's floats. Ice floes and hilly shoreline in the background

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Entire expedition in kayaks
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Entire expedition in kayaks
Scheldrup lying on ground
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Scheldrup lying on ground
Building a kayak
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Building a kayak
Group of Inuit people
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Group of Inuit people
Courtauld emerging
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Courtauld emerging
Moth aeroplane on West beach - Base Featured British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 Image

Moth aeroplane on West beach - Base

Photographer: Cozens, Henry Iliffe (1904-1995). Expedition: British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31. Leader: Henry George (Gino) Watkins. Date: 1930. A De Havilland Moth sea bi-plane rests on a beach of a small cove. Seven men stand around it. On the beach are wooden boxes and bags. Two wooden rowing boats are drawn up on the beach. A rocky shoreline and mountains in the background

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Watkins Mountains
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Watkins Mountains
Aeroplane with kayaks
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Aeroplane with kayaks
Rymill, Watkins, Courtauld and Chapman at Base after Courtaulds relief Featured British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 Image

Rymill, Watkins, Courtauld and Chapman at Base after Courtaulds relief

Photographer: Cozens, Henry Iliffe (1904-1995). Expedition: British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31. Leader: Henry George (Gino) Watkins. Date: 1930. John Rymill, Gino Watkins, Augustine Courtauld and Frederick Chapman, seated on a sledge. Augustine Courtauld, had remained alone at the Ice Cap Station to record meteorological conditions. He had rations and fuel to last for approximately three months, but due to terrible weather conditions it was not until he had been at the station for 150 days that a relief party was able to reach him, just as his fuel ran out

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Iliffe Cozens in Moth
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Iliffe Cozens in Moth

Choose from 39 pictures in our British Arctic Air Route Expedition 1930-31 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift

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