In 2005 the idea of a memorial monument in Antarctica was raised by FID Rod Rhys-Jones. This evolved into the Antarctic Monument Trust which commissioned a 2-part monumental sculpture by sculptor Oliver Barratt. The UK element was unveiled in the Lensfield Road garden of Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), Cambridge, on 12 May 2011. The Antarctic element, at Dockyard Point, Stanley, Falkland Islands, was dedicated on 25 Feb 2015.  A memorial book was made to record the names of those commemorated by the monument, with leather-bound copies to be held at SPRI and in Falkland Islands.  For more information see Antarctic Monument Trust website here.

On 10 May 2011 a plaque the crypt of St Paul’s cathedral was dedicated to the memory of those FIDS and BAS staff and Royal Navy crew lost in Antarctica. This project was suggested by John Killingbeck and led by Rod Rhys-Jones, funded through the Antarctic Monument Trust. The Antarctic Monument Trust organised a voyage to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and British Antarctic Territory in 2015 for the dedication of the southern part of the monument. A film was made, South 2015: an Antarctic Voyage to Remember, which was premiered at the Royal Geographical Society, 14 Jun 2017.

The Memorial Orchard at BAS commemorates those who have served FIDS and BAS and died in service. There is also a Book of Remembrance on display in the BAS library.

Related pages

Memorial Orchard

Book of Remembrance

Sledge Dog Memorial

Deaths of FIDS and BAS staff inside Antarctica [pdf download]

Deaths of FIDS and BAS staff outside Antarctica [pdf download]