Halley Bay - 1964

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Notable events/features of the year

People

JehanD.R.(Dudley 'Cuddles')Base Leader
BakerA.(Tony "pink peril")Carpenter
+BellchambersW.H.(Bill)Ionosphericist
+BowraG.T.(Gordon 'Doc')Doctor
BucklerI.L.(Ian 'Buckle')Meteorologist
ChampnessA.J.(Andy)Cook
CottonJ.P.D.(Phil)Surveyor
DickenL.W.(Lawrence 'Lol')Ionosphericist
EtchellsW.A.(Alan 'Dad')Tractor mechanic
FewsterR.A.(Dick 'DickF')Radar Technician
+GeorgeD.B.(David)Geophysicist
GoodwinP.C.(Phil)Meteorologist
HollasD.(Dave)Meteorologist
JuckesL.M.(Lewis 'Lew')Geologist
+KraehenbuehlB.J(Barry 'Barrel')DEM
MallinsonG.D.(Gordon)Radio Operator
MillerC.J.R.(Chris 'Mushroom')Meteorologist
PetrieD.L.(David 'DavemacP')Ionosphericist
RogersH.B.(Harry)Cook
RussellS.G.(Simon 'Russ')Radio Operator
SamuelM.M.(Milne 'Sam')Surveyor
ShipstoneD.M.(David 'Shippo')Geophysicist
+SievwrightW.M.(Munro 'Aggie')Geophysicist
SmithB.P.(Brian)Geophysicist
+ThomsonG.A.(Jock)GA, Tractors
TurnerM.W.(Mike)Meteorologist
WestwoodJ.V.B.(James 'Jim')Geophysicist
+WildD.P.(Dai)Surveyor
WorsfoldR.J.(Dick)Geologist
+WrightJ.C.(Jerry 'Jem')Ionosphericist
+ Deceased

Dogs

Barajo, Barney I, Barra, Bitter, Bodach, Booboo, Eigg, Emma, Fay, Gnat, Jukal, Mild, Muck II, Nanuk, Nuga, Oscar, Pam II, Pop, Raq, Rastus II, Rhum, Rolf, Royal, Satan III, Skye, Slod, Snowy II, Staffa, Stroma, Suaq, Tina, Vere, Wendy III, Whisky II, Wilfred.

Pictures

Base photo:
Halley Bay base photo, 1964
Back Row: 'Jock' Thomson - Al Etchells - Lewis Juckes - Barry Kraehenbuehl - Dai Wild - Dick Worsfold - Phil Cotton - 'Sam' Samuel - Jerry Wright - 'Cuddles' Jehan - Laurie Dicken - Ian Buckler - Mike Turner - Dick Fewster - Dave Hollas - David George - Brian Smith - James Westwood
Middle Row: Gordon Mallinson - 'Russ' Russell - Dave Petrie - Bill Bellchambers - Tony Baker - 'Doc' Bowra
Front Row: Phil Goodwin - Harry Rogers - 'Shippo' Shipstone - Andy Champness - Munro Sievwright
Picture supplied by Lewis Juckes

Other information, anecdotes etc.

Tony Baker:

Spent 205 days in the field at the Tottans. [26 June 2004]

Gordon 'Doc' Bowra:

Six months dog journey to the Tottans. One months tractor journey to lay ionospheric base two hundred miles south. [1 December 2004]

Ian Buckler:

The "Gin Bottle" - I always assumed it went out to sea at about the same time as Halley 1, and "The Rumples" was another geographical phenomena. In maybe the same area. [23 March 2010]
[While the original gin bottle is no doubt long since gone, the consensus (see Phil Anderson's article on placenames) seems to be that "Gin Bottle" is used as an alternative name for the MacDonald Ice Rumples. -- Ed.]

Links

Summer 1963-64

SmithR.B.(Robert)American Exchange Scientist


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