Joint Services Expedition 1970 Signed 4
15 Nov 70 - BFPS 1147 - Elephant Island Joint Services Expedition to Elephant Island and with black airmail RAF Lyneham flight to Buenos cachet purple helicopter mail Whirlwind HMS Endurance to Elephant Island flights cachet Red Ships Mail HMS Endurance Buenos Aires to Elephant Island Personally Signed by the pilot of the Hercules Flt Lt W.J.Kemp, Captain of HMS Endurance Capt Bowden and the helicopter pilot Lt Cdr Lowe,with red and purple Mail office received HMS Endurance Buenos Aires and Base Camp received Elephant Island Joint Services Expedition backstamps and also signed on the back by Lt.Cdr.M.K.Burley, Expedition Leader.
the field work undertaken by the Joint Services Expedition to Elephant Island, during the southern summer of 1970-71. The main task of surveying the group of islands was satisfactorily completed. Additional work covering geological, geomorphological, glaciological, botanical and zoological aspects was pursued and this has led, or is now leading, to the compilation of initial records or the broadening of existing evidence about the area. During the course of the expedition, first ascents of 19 peaks including all the major mountains were undertaken. The two historic camp sites occupied by Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1916 were also revisited Numbered No 48.few issued signed 4