British Antarctic Survey Club


The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Club brings together past and present staff of the British Antarctic Survey and its predecessors the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (Fids) and Operation Tabarin and others who have been closely associated with these organisations.

It serves to foster and maintain, through a series of social and other activities, the close comradeship and good fellowship which was built up amongst the men and women who worked together in Antarctica.

If you would like to find out more about our activities, please contact the BAS Club Membership Secretary.

BAS Club Committee Meeting Dates – should any member wish to have an item placed on a meeting agenda for consideration please contact the Club Secretary


Who we are

About the BAS Club

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Club predecessor, the Fids Club, appears to have been started in 1959, with Eric Salmon as its first secretary. There was no formal constitution and its main purpose seems to have been to organise reunions. There were no formal minutes of any meetings. By 1970 the Club was moribund and no subscriptions were collected after 1971.

BAS Club re-launch 1976

Richard Laws, as Director BAS, asked Ray Adie to hold a meeting of the BAS Club committee and decide if the Club should continue or be wound up. The meeting was held on 3 February 1976 and a vote to continue was passed, with Adie as chairman and Jim Conroy as secretary. A formal constitution was agreed and minutes of committee and AGM meetings were kept from this date. Newsletters were also initiated.

(Source: BAS Archives Service)


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