Halley Bay - 1967

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Notable events/features of the year

People

+ChinnE.J.(Eric 'Ricky')Base Commander
BakerA.(Tony "pink peril")Carpenter
+Baring-GouldM.A.(Maurice 'Slim')Diesel Electric Mechanic
BlossomD.C.(Charlie)Cook
BrookD.(Dave)Geologist
BrotherhoodJ.(John 'Doc')Doctor
BurginM.(Mike)GA (physiology)
CarterJ.F.(John 'JC')Diesel Mechanic
CoslettP.H.(Paul)Glaciologist
DoccharR.H.(Bob)Builder
DurrantM.J.(Mike 'Smet')Meteorologist
EtchellsW.A.(Alan 'Dad')Tractor mechanic
FothergillN.J.(Neil 'Fothers')Cook
GaineyK.J.(Keith 'Chief')Radar technician
GallsworthyJ.M.(John 'Golly')Builder
GostickC.J.(Chris 'Ceeje')Radio operator
HallidayK.W.(Ken 'Chey')Radio operator
HillD.J.(Dave 'Fanny')Builder
JamiesonJ.H.(Jim 'JimJam')Geophysics
+JohnstonA.(Alan)Surveyor
LaidlawW.R.(Bill)Geophysics
MathysN.(Nick)GA
McKerrowD.K.(Dave 'Mac')Cook
McWilliamG.F.(Geoff)Geophysics
NobleP.H.(Peter 'Neon')GA (mountaineer)
PorterJ.F.(Joe)GA (mountaineer)
ReadC.M.(Colin 'Big Black')Meteorologist
SamuelM.M.(Milne 'Sam')Surveyor
ShirtcliffeL.J.(Jim)Builder
+SkidmoreM.J.(Mike 'Skid')Geologist
+SmithA.(Alan 'Big Al')Builder
SmithG.(Geoff 'Abdul')Electrician
SykesC.C.R.(Chris 'Sideways')Tractor mechanic
+ThomasR.H.(Bob)Glaciologist
+WhartonP.(Paul 'Leci')Electrician
WilliamsA.R.(Andy)Met
+WilsonA.B.(Tony)Ionospherics
WornhamC.M.(Colin 'Grauncher')Met, GA
+ Deceased

Dogs

Barra, Booboo, Borga, Chalky, Changi, Chroma, Colic, Dove, Dusty III, Esk, Fedu, Flossie, Francoise, Frosty, Ham, Jill II, Jock III, Kolya, Lady III, Lassie II, Lin, Lister, Lobo II, Lotus II, Luqa, Michelle, Mild, Mitral, Mitya, Moo, Nuga, Oscar, Pop, Rastus II, Rolf, Rover IIII, Royal, Seletar, Sharjah, Shem, Skye, Snowy II, Staffa, Steno, Stroma, Suaq, Teifi, Tengah, Tricia, Trixie, Wensen, Whisky II, Wilfred.

Pictures

Base photo:
Halley Bay base photo, 1967
A Williams - D McKerrow - A Wilson - G Smith - K Gainey - M Durrant - G McWilliam - W Laidlaw - J Jamieson
M Skidmore - C Blossom - R Docchar - J Shirtcliffe - N Fothergill - A Smith - P Wharton - D Hill - A Etchells - J Brotherhood
N Mathys - A Johnson - G Sykes - R Thomas - J Gallsworthy - J Carter - C Gostick - K Halliday - D Brook
C Wornham - M Burgin - M Samuel - A Baker- E Chinn -P Noble - P Coslett - J Porter
C Reed - M Baring Gould
Picture supplied by Tony Jackson

The Old Base (Halley-I).
[Painting by Mike Skidmore]


RRS John Biscoe departs Halley Bay, 1967.
[
Painting by Mike Skidmore]

Changi.
[
Painting by Mike Skidmore]

Other information, anecdotes etc.

Bob Thomas's trip to Christmas Box Hill

Ken Halliday says:

It was the time Grillage Village was built 1967 (I hope I have the year correct.) We were invaded by hairy builders, such as Fanny Hill, Golly, Big Al, but to name a few. A very busy year, especially when having to commute between the two bases which were about two miles apart. I also have a lot of happy memories of the Black Hand Gang. Dad Etchells, JC John Carter, Abdul Jeff Smith. This is a really interesting web. Keep up the good work. I will have a look around in the loft and hunt out some old photos later. [29 June 2004] [I was] probably the first Falkland Islander to winter at Halley Bay. [13 April 1967]
Keith Gainey:
We resurrected it [the Lansing Snow plane] from the ice and snow in 1967 and got it working. I was towed behind it on odd days. We used it for pulling sledges.. [20 July 2005]
John Carter:
The Eliason, aka Elsan, this I believe first arrived in Halley in '63 (see Halley Bay 1963 Dad Etchells). In 1967 it was the transport of glaciologist Bob ('Speedy Tom') Thomas. It was driven by a Briggs and Stratton 5HP motor through a centrifical clutch system. Modern Bombardier Skidoos arrived in 1967 with 300cc Rotax engines; these were piloted by Joe Porter and Al ('Big Al') Smith. [11 Apr 2014]
John Brotherhood:
Dolls. My mother made me a large doll when I went south. Not blow up, but well stuffed, or should I say appropriately stuffed, or may be what I really mean is that she was a stuffed doll and of the appropriate shape. I think she stayed in Grillage Village. [20 January 2006]
Dave (Fanny) Hill):
Wonderful base. Wonderful team. [07 June 2012]

Films and blogs - Mike Durrant

Bog chisel - Peter Noble

Halley Bay Power failure 1967 - Chris Sykes

Sophia Loren painting

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