The Shackleton Association


Bryn LewisBryn Lewis

With great sadness, we have have learned that Bryn Lewis passed away on Tuesday 19th November. Bryn had been the stalwart chairman of the Shackleton Association for many years and will be greatly missed.

Bryn's son Gwil will let us know of the funeral arrangements to be promulgated in due course.

The Shackleton Trophy 2019

The Shackleton Trophy is presented anually to the best ATC Expedition. This year the Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing won it with their expedition “Exercise Mountain Storm” set around Banff, Canada.

Shackleton Trophy Presentation 2019 Shackleton Trophy Presentation 2019 Shackleton Trophy Presentation 2019

To see more photos of this event view the photo album.

126th Growler

The Growler No 126 - Autumn 2019The Autumn 2019 (126th) edition of The Growler is out now!


After WW Two Was Over
Musings of a Ground Crew
A Shackleton Experience
Memories of Majunga

and more.....

News Mailing List

Apologies to anyone who has recently received an email from our news mailing list, telling them they have been unsubscribed. Recent housekeeping to remove out of date email addresses from the news mailing list had inadvertently removed a few too many. Hopefully this has now been rectified.

Note that members can join the mailing list in the members only area or by sending their email address to the webteam.

Once again, we aplogise for any inconvenience caused.

Shackleton Association Crest Carving

Shackleton Association Plaque Shackleton Association Plaque

Paul Slee and his wife presented this beautiful wooden carving to the Association at the 2017 Annual Dinner. Paul carved it by hand over a number of months using a picture of the Association's crest as his design. The accuracy of the carving and level of detail are absolutely incredible.

Mailing List

The email message shown below was sent on 12 Jan 2015 to all of the Association’s members who have registered their email address with us. Consequently, if you didn’t receive this message and you have an email address, please let our Membership Secretary know by sending him an email to

Dear Members,

The deaths of our members are shown in The Growler but, of course, this does not allow sufficient time to publish any funeral arrangements that may have been passed onto the Association. Consequently, as we are aware that members may wish to attend these functions, especially if they are local to their residence, we have decided to pass these details onto to as many members as possible. Unfortunately, the only method of carrying out this process in a reasonable time is to pass the details via email and, therefore, we have decided to circulate via email any funeral arrangements that we receive to those members who have registered their email address with the Association.

Rest assured that funeral arrangements will not be circulated without the knowledge and agreement of appropriate family members.

Kind Regards & A Happy New Year,
Wally Allaway
Membership Secretary
The Shackleton Association