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How family and friends can contact BAS

General Enquirires

For general enquiries, please call the main switchboard during office hours and ask for a member of the Human Resources team.

  • Tel: +44 (0)1223 221400 (Monday to Friday 09:00–17:30)

The BAS Human Resources (HR) team is here to help. We are here to try and alleviate any worries you may have and are happy to be contacted with any query, no matter how big or small.

Emergency Contacts

At whatever hour in any situation of domestic crisis or other emergency, do not hesitate to contact us by dialling the main switchboard:

  • Tel: +44 (0)1223 221400 

If you are calling outside of office bours, the Security Guard will then contact a member of the BAS HR Section and arrangements can be made for messages to be passed quickly over our communication systems with the bases and ships.

If you do have bad news for a family member or friend in Antarctica then please ensure that you route this through the BAS HR section — we have a procedure for handling this that ensures that the affected individual is appropriately supported.

Contacting you:

We will contact you on several occasions during the year with general information and specifically when your family member or friend is due to return home. It may however be necessary to contact you with more urgent information.

Please keep us advised of a contact address and telephone number at all times

Flight information

  • For information about MOD Flights contact RAF Brize Norton: +44 (0)1993 896050
  • For information about all commercial flights contact Julia Fear: +44 (0)1223 221344.