Harold Michael (Mike) Fielding surveyor at Stonington 1968-69 died on 7th July 2017 after a long illness. The funeral will be held on 24th August in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
An article from the NY Times forwarded by John Fry. Article by Justin Gillis and Jonathan Corum – published July 2017:
McMURDO STATION, Antarctica — The American research station on the edge of this frozen continent may look like a mining camp in the wilderness, but it is actually one of the glories of American science.
The latest copy of the BAS internal newsletter IceSheet is available (along with all back copies) on our website. This issue articles include mid-winter celebrations, an update from the director of operations, Jerry Burgan’s retirement, the new library at Cambridge … and more!
Exactly 100 years after the SY Aurora set sail for the last time, the ANARE Club held a ceremony to mark the loss of the SY Aurora and her crew. The ceremony took place at Newcastle Cathedral in New South Wales, as it was from Newcastle that she made her last departure.
Our previous call out was a great success so we have another request from Allan: Anyone in the Hampshire area interesting in visiting another BAS club member who is not in the best of health, at the moment? Details from firstname.lastname@example.org or 01254 247541.
Malcolm Evans aka Splendid has written to let us know of the sad death of club member James ‘Jim’ Exley. Jim was at base ‘Y’ in ’55 and ’56.
Any FIDS in the Essex area that know club member Nick Mathys and would be interesting in visiting him at his Nursing Home, please get in touch with email@example.com or 01254 247541 for details. Thanks, Allan
The Club wishes to pass on the sad news that club member Professor Bill Sladen, an early FIDS scientist, has died at the age of 96.
The latest bulletin is out from the UK AHT. You can read all the articles on their website and a couple are reproduced below….
Port Lockroy Team Selection – Port Lockroy selection has a reputation of being an exhausting, interesting and fun-packed two days and this year was no exception. The team of 12 candidates all gathered at an outdoor centre near Wellingborough on the 15th May for an evening together before two full on days with the 11 strong UKAHT selection team.
I am a student at the University of Tasmania and have an interest in Antarctic research as my father-in-law and husband have spent considerable time ‘down south’. I’m completing a Uni survey which looks at the positive effects of deployment to Antarctica and was hoping you might be able to publish the link to the short survey on your site or Facebook. It’s completely anonymous, and I have included the study invitation which links to the online survey.