Geoffrey Blanshard’s wife wrote to let us know that her husband had passed away peacefully after a short illness
Ken Doyle GA at Stonington 1966 and GA [explosives] 1968 peacefully passed away this afternoon 18th June.
Charlie Cumming wrote to the BAS Club to let us know that his father Alexander Cumming had passed away in February after a short illness.
From the 25th May all organisations have to follow the new General Data Protection Regulation. This notification tells you what data we store about you and how we use it. Please do have a read through and if you have any questions or concerns, contact the Membership Secretary Alex Gaffikin.
Request from ex-Dumont d’Urville winterer: I am currently doing some research about the discovery of the emperor penguin and focusing at the moment on the Royal Society IGY Antarctic Expedition at Halley Bay. When the landing site was discovered in January 6th, 1956 a colony of emperors was discovered as well. Any chance you know who I should contact to see/obtain some photos of them this day?
Mark Vallance, who wintered at Halley in the ’70s, passed away.
Delyth Hampton contacted us about the death and funeral arrangements of Ian Hampton, Physiologist, who worked at Hope Bay in 1959 and 1960.
We only recently heard of the death of BAS Club member Allan MacArthur, who wintered on South Georgia as a Meteorologist in 1951 and at the Argentine Islands in 1952. Allan died on November 30th, 2016.
BAS received a call on Wednesday from Mrs Pimm-Smith who wanted to let everyone know that her husband, Brian, had passed away 2 weeks ago. Brian was a Club Member and wintered at Adelaide Islands as a meteorologist in 1964.
Al Wearden passed on the news that club member Neil Aikenhead has died. Neil wintered at Hope Bay 1960/61 as a geologist. Al will pass funeral details when known.