The British North Greenland expedition was a British scientific mission, led by Commander James Simpson RN, which lasted from July 1952 to August 1954. A total of 30 men took part, though not all stayed for both years.

Sunderlands of 230 Squadron ferried the expedition members, along with their 156 tons of equipment which included 36 Huskies, from Young Sound on the north-east coast. To the glacial lake Britannia Sø (named for the expedition, which had never been used for flying boats before) and set up a base camp. Commander Simpson then led a party on dog sleds to establish the North Ice station about 230 miles (370 km) to the west.

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