Stephenson, British Arctic Air Route Expedition

Scope and Content

  • MS 432/1/1;BJ Journal, 6 July 1930 to 19 August 1931, 1 volume
  • MS 432/1/2;BJ Angle book, 1930, 1 volume, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1930-1931 (leader Gino Watkins) sailed north on the Quest in July 1930. The expedition aimed to explore the East coast of Greenland and part of the central ice plateau. Two de Haviland Moth planes were taken. Bases were set up at Angmagsalik and on the ice cap where meteorological observations were conducted.



Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections for members of this expedition including GB 016 Quintin Riley.

See also:

  • MS 1371/3/1-8;MSM Survey sheets (8), 1930 to 1931, 8 sheets
  • MS 1371/4/1-2;MSM Plans (2), 1932-1933 [Scientific station, Fort Rea]

Geographical Names