Sally and Gerome Poncet and boys Liev and Dion aboard their yacht Damien II, at US base Palmer Station, Anvers Island, 1983.
Sally and Gerome Poncet and boys Liev and Dion aboard their yacht Damien II, at US base Palmer Station, Anvers Island, 1983. Dion was born on South Georgia ( birth certificate SG$1) after their winter near Dion Islands, Adelaide Island described in Le Grand Hiver (see below) Both Sally (Tasmanian) and Gerome (French) were independently awarded the British polar medal - sally for seabird conservation and rat eradication programme on South Georgia, Gerome for services to polar yachting and polar film-making after helping the Attenborough crews on many voyages with his vessel Golden Fleece. The Poncets became the third husband and wife duo to be awarded the polar medal after Ran & Ginny Fiennes (British medal) and Margaret Bradshaw ( British medal) & John Bradshaw (New Zealand medal) - and, surprise, surprise, both boys went on to become polar yachtsmen, Dion in particular, taking over Golden Fleece. www.colinmonteath.nzAdd to Lightbox Download
- 07847.tif The Poncet family, palmer Station, Antarctica 1983
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