Richard A. Hamilton

The son of an Irish father and Scottish mother, Richard Hamilton was born in Ireland in 1912. Graduating from Oxford in 1934 with a degree in Natural Sciences he went on to follow a career in meteorology.  His love for scientific research took him on three Arctic expeditions: to Nordhauslandet in 1934-35, to NW Greenland and Ellesmere Island in 1936-37 and as Chief Scientist and Second-in-Command of the British North Greenland Expedition 1952-53.