The Expedition was always going to be a costly business.  Training and selecting a squad of 24 from 120 personnel is a hugely demanding task in itself. Deploying that squad 9000 miles to the far side of the world for two months is hugely expensive.  The team members themselves have contributed considerably to the whole expedition but the expedition could not take place without the help of sponsors and benefactors. 

The British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012 is therefore hugely indebted to our sponsors for their generous support, whether it be through the provision of equipment or funding. We are extremely grateful for this support and would like to thank all who have been involved.


                       General Dynamics UK

General Dynamics UK Limited is a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator working in partnership with government, military and civil forces and private companies around the world. General Dynamics UK has 48 years experience in technical leadership, manufacturing expertise and prime contract management skills to deliver C4I communications solutions, Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) technology, security systems for critical national infrastructure and deployable infrastructure. GDUK are the BSAE 2012 Main Sponsor and they have made a generous financial contribution.


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                            Allocate Software

Allocate Software is the leading workforce optimisation software provider for global organisations with large, multi-skilled workforces. With over 2 decades of experience, they ensure customers can match operational demands with workforce supply. Continually developing workforce optimisation software for other industries, they specialise in resource scheduling solutions for healthcare, defence, maritime, offshore engineering and cruise and ferry sectors. Allocate Software are supporting BSAE 2012 with a generous financial contribution.


C2UK are a dedicated team of professional consultation engineers specialising in the design and integration of Command and Control (C2) Systems. They offer a broad range of highly developed skills in the delivery of technical projects for both the commercial and public sector. From the development of mission critical systems to complete infrastructure transformation, C2UK can provide engineering services to enhance and support your organisation. C2UK are supporting BSAE 2012 with a generous financial contribution.

                           Tullibardine Distillery

The Tullibardine Distillery is working in partnership with the expedition to provide BSAE 2012 branded 16-year-old whiskey. A significant proportion of each sale is donated to the Help for Heroes Charity.

                            Selex Elsag

SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica Company, is a communications systems supplier for military and civil customers. Uniquely placed to lead the delivery of Network Centric Communications, the company's capabilities encompass solutions for joint, land, sea and air applications, secure and mission critical communications. A leader in advanced technology with over 100 years of experience, SELEX Elsag develops state-of-the-art communications solutions meeting customer requirements and exceeding their expectations. We are particularly grateful to SELEX Elsag for providing the team with Personal Role Radios, ancillaries and batteries; as well as two Iridium phones with which we can keep you updated on our progress in Antarctica.

                               Power Traveller

Powertraveller is dedicated to designing, developing and manufacturing award-winning portable chargers for mobile devices. Their range of award-winning portable power and solar chargers are designed to solve all your power problems. Powertraveller have generously gifted a number of their products to the expedition.

                     Mountain Fuel Supplements

Mountain Fuel specialises in the formulation and development of supplements and food targeted at individuals and teams involved in extreme & endurance sports. With two years of intensive research and field trials the team at mountain fuel has developed a range of products for those individuals who subject themselves to conditions way beyond the physical and psychological demands of other sports.  Mountain Fuel have agreed to provide BSAE 2012 with a large amount of their product for the expedition.

CotsWold Outdoor                                                          Cotswold Outdoor

Cotswold Outdoor started life in 1974 as Cotswold Camping. The company premises consisted of a small outbuilding in the Cotswolds, from which the founders sold a range of basic camping accessories. 30 years later, the company is now a multi-award winning retailer with numerous thriving stores located nationwide, an award winning website and a highly successful mail order service, with one of the most comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing and equipment in the UK. Cotswold camping have generously agreed to provide the expedition with equipment and outdoor wear.

                              Yacht Saunterer

The expedition has entered into Partnership with Guy & Chloe Savage, the current owners of Capt Oates’ Historic Yacht Saunterer. The yacht Saunterer has been lovingly restored by Guy & Chloe and it is as it must have been when Oates sailed her. She is a beautiful work of art as well as being an extremely sturdy and fast sailing yacht. Guy & Chloe are supporting the expedition through the offer of sailing trips and other corporate events to sponsors, as well as developing the sailing skills of the team who will journey to Antarctica. Saunterer is now linked to the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in Dartmouth and corporate events & hosting for sailing trips can be linked to visits to the historic college of BRNC.

                       Pusser's Rum

Pusser’s rum is the only true, British Navy Rum.  It was served on board ships of the Royal Navy, produced to the Admiralty specification for more than 300 years. Because of this Pusser’s Rum is unique and today Pusser’s is still that same authentic rum produced to that specification, using the same wooden pot stills. This is due to the initiative of Charles Tobias, an enthusiastic deep sea sailor. He loved it so much he persuaded the Admiralty to let him produce Pusser’s for public consumption and launched it commercially in 1979. In return Pusser’s donates a royalty on every bottle sold into a Tot Fund to provide on-shore amenities for serving sailors.

See Pusser's Rum Press Release here


Founded as a rope manufacturer 150 years ago, Mammut now has an unrivalled reputation as one of the world's leading manufacturers of equipment for climbers and mountaineers. We use the latest fabrics and designs to create cutting edge clothing, footwear and hardware for the most demanding users and the most arduous expeditions. Mammut is proud to support the British Services Antarctic Expedition and has agreed to supply clothing, equipment to the teams.

                                                   The Outdoor Leisure Show

BSAE2012 are very grateful to The Outdoor Leisure Show for all their support.

Commando Comics 

Commando has been publishing stories of action and adventure to its readers since the 1960s. These stories, with their mixture of excitement, danger and courage under fire, and the dynamic artwork that accompanies them, have won Commando a loyal readership over the decades.  For more information visit their website.

                                                     NSSL Global

NSSLGlobal is an independent service provider for satellite communications solutions. With a wide range of services and extensive experience of systems integration, network management and application development, the focus is on providing communication and IT solutions to the maritime, government, energy, media, finance and corporate sectors. NSSLGlobal is based in the UK and has a network of engineers and service agents worldwide to provide in country support to its global customer base.

Camping and Caravanning Club

The Camping and Caravanning Club is 110-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. Captain Robert Falcon Scott was the Club’s President from 1909 to 1912.

The Club has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 20 Forest Holidays Caravan & Camping Touring Sites.

                              Towergate Insurance

BSAE2012 are very grateful to Towergate Insurance for all their support.


BSAE2012 wish to thank Panasonic for all their support - especially for providing four Toughbooks for the expedition.



Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.

 Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.

Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.

Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard    
BSAE2012 are very grateful to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for all their support to the expedition; specifically for hosting the Dinner in HMS VICTORY.  For more details on the attractions in the Historic Dockyard, please follow the link.

Company Logo Vestey Foods    
Vestey Foods Group comprises thirteen food companies specialising in the import, storage and distribution of a wide variety of foodstuffs from global suppliers into the various local market places in which they operate.

Vestey Foods Group are proud to support BSAE 2012 and wish good luck to the team!

BSAE2012 are very grateful to Vestey Foods Group for donating most of the food for the expedition, especially as they were a major part of the Arctic rations trial.

esri uk    
Over 20 years supporting UK Defence and National Security

Proud to support BSAE 2012 and good luck to the team!

Esri UK is part of the global Esri network, world leaders in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and the leading provider of GIS software, services and support to the UK Defence, National Security and Public Safety community.

We help our customers to make more informed decisions, save time and increase efficiency, by providing the world’s most proven, open and interoperable GIS solutions to visualise, analyse and share their information and intelligence.

COMMS Management    

Comms Management is a North Wales based telecommunications provider of Voice, Data, Video, Internet products and services for the business community, specialising in Telephone Systems, Call Management, Mobile Solutions and Broadband Services including Fibrespeed and cabling. BSAE2012 are grateful to Comms Management for assisting the team with welfare calls.

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