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David McDowell remembers

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David McDowell has writen from Australia In memory of David Statham, Stanley Black and Geoff Stride which we have posted in the {cms_selflink page='69' text='memorial section'} of the website.

After a year acclimatisation at the base on Signy Island he took the opportunity to spend a year further South at Horseshoe base. The voyage proved entertaining with the relief ship holed by an iceberg. It was at least two days before the ship's Mayday signals were picked up and a whaler arrived to give support followed by HMS Protector. 

His{cms_selflink page='69' text=' memoire'} describes the field trip to obtain Emperorer penguin eggs on which David Staham, Stanley Black and Geoff Stride were lost.

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Brian Dorsett-Bailey

Brian Dorsett-Bailey, who has died aged 79, was a Trustee of the British Antarctic Monument Trust. He was the brother of Jeremy Bailey who died in a crevasse accident in 1965 near the British Antarctic Survey base of Halley Bay. Jeremy was a pioneer in the technology of ice-depth radar which allowe… Full Story...
Saturday, October 27th 2018

A gleaming Southern Monument

Ian Bury, our contractor friend in the Falkland Islands, has thoroughly polished the Southern Monument in preparation for the influx of tourists either staying for a holiday in the Falklands or passing through on a cruise ship bound for South Georgia and the Antarctic. There has been a significant a… Full Story...
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