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Axel Heiberg Island
Closeup of Axel Heiberg Island
Axel Heiberg Island, Canada.svg
Location of Axel Heiberg Island
Population Uninhabited

Kenneth Scaife
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Expedition Photo August 1972
Born (1939-06-30)30 June 1939
Yorkshire, England
Died 9 August 1972(1972-08-09) (aged 33)
Axel Heiberg Island, Canada
Service/branch Para, RAOC
Years of service 12
Rank Sergeant
Unit 31 Army Youth Team, Donnington, Shropshire
Battles/wars Aden Emergency
Awards GSM with Radfan bar
Spouse(s) Edith Helen Scaife (nee Stronach)

Scaife Glacier is located on Axel Heiberg Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut in the Canadian high arctic.


The Scaife Glacier is named after Sergeant Kenneth Scaife (born 1939) who died in an accident in the area on 9 August 1972, while on the final stage of a British Army Expedition.

The naming of the glacier was submitted to the Canadian Permanent committee on Geographical Names by the expedition leader [Major John Muston] along with another 37 suggestions, this name was the only one to be accepted.

Expedition Members

Major A J Muston RAOC, Leader. Surgeon Lt Cdr P N Dilly GM RNR, Accident party. Captain M T King RAOC. Lt J W Chuter REME. Lt P R West RA. Lt F S MacKenzie Royal Signals. Lt D A Malcolm RA. Lt R J Ebdon Royal Signals. Sgt K Scaife RAOC, Accident party. Cpl B R Lane. LCpl M "Bronco" Lane, Accident party. Sapper D F J Lewis RE, Accident party.

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