1-8 August, 1921

John Charles Bee-Mason (47) joins the expedition team. Cinematographer and Naturalist. Originally J C Mason, he changed his name to Bee Mason after success making films about bee-keeping. He was a photographer during the war and he is a volunteer with the Scout movement.

C E Smith, of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, is appointed Second Engineer

Monday 8 August 1921

The ten scouts shortlisted for selection to join the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition are sent telegrams from the London Head Quarters of The Boy Scouts Association informing them that they should be ready at short notice to come London for the final selection panel.

At Southampton, fitting of the Quest is finally nearing completion.