Alexandra's interest in the Falkland Islands really began when she renamed HMS ENDURANCE in 1968. The Endurance was the Falkland Island's guard ship and the Navy ice patrol ship for many years. Her interest increased when her father, Lord Shackleton, produced the 1976 and 1982 Reports on the Islands. He was the youngest child of Ernest Shackleton.
Alexandra has a History degree from Trinity College, Dublin. She was a Sponsor of HMS ENDURANCE for 23 years; Bob Turner was her last Captain. She was the Sponsor for the BAS ship RRS Ernest Shackleton until its retirement and is currently the 'Godmother' of Antarctic Endurance, a Norweigan fishing vessel. She has been to the Falkland Islands nine times, South Georgia three times and the Antarctic five times and is a member of associated committees. She has spoken in many countries on Shackleton's leadership and been Patron of four Antarctic Expeditions.
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