Halley Bay - 1984

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Notable events/features of the year

People

NicolC.D.(Colin)BC
AttewV.J.C.(Vernon 'Slack')Geophysicist
BaylissG.M.(Graham)Carpenter
BroadwayJ.W.(James)Doctor
CavanaghP.J.(Pete)Heat and vent engineer
DalyM.E.(Mick)Geophysicist
DaviesP.L.(Pete)Tractor Mechanic
DixonM.J.(Mick 'Mix')Diesel Mechanic
GillS.P.(Steve)Meteorologist
HallB.D.(Dale)Cook
HughesD.M.(Dave)Communications engineer
LloydS.G.(Steve)AIS engineer
NorthD.C.(Dave)AIS physicist
PickstockS.D.(Stuart)AIS engineer
QuinseyN.D.(Nick)Geophysicist
SycamoreD.J.(Dave)Diesel Mechanic
ThomasD.V.(Dave)Electrician
WilliamsD.E.A.(Dave)Meteorologist
YearbyK.H(Keith)VLF Scientist

Pictures

Base photo:
Halley Bay base photo, 1984
Top row: Graham Bayliss, Stuart Pickstock, Steve Gill, Mick Daly, Vernon Attew, Pete Davies, Dave Williams, Dale Hall, Keith Yearby, Nick Quinsey
Middle row: Dave Sycamore, Pete Cavanagh, Mick Dixon, Dave North, James Broadway
Bottom row: Steve Lloyd, Dave Thomas, Dave Hughes, Colin Nicol
Picture supplied by Keith Yearby

and here's another one of them, outside:
Halley Bay base photo, 1984
Back row: Pete Davies, Vehicle mechanic; Nick Quinsey, Magnetics; Pete Cavanagh, Heating engineer; Dale Hall, Chef; Steve Gill, Meterologist; David Williams, Meterologist; Keith Yearby, VLF physics; Stuart Pickstock, AIS mechanic
Second Row: Mick Daly, Ozone and radiation; Dai Thomas, Electrician; Steve Lloyd, AIS mechanic; Mick Dixon, (Mix), AIS generator mechanic; Dave Sycamore, Generator mechanic; James Broadway, Doctor; David North, AIS physicist
Front Row: Graham Bayliss, Carpenter, builder; Vernon Attew, Magnetics; David Hughes, Radio operator; Colin Nichol, Base Commander

Other information, anecdotes etc.

Mix Dixon writes:

grip thrutch scradge trog across the jolly bondu, splode tick beastie sled Aframe doo Hovercraft special-projects-group oldbase washing-up- bay greenflash IH snoblo K4, Inland Ice, the plateau, N9, Liddan Island, Xmas Box Hill, Mercury, Eliason, Lancing Snoplane, .....magic days!
[15 January 2003]

Pete Davies writes:

Mick Daly and myself actually jogged the perimeter fence one day! It only happened once though, and I can't even walk to the end of our road now without a 5 minute break. Aah, happy times!!
[10 March 2003]

Mick Daly comments:

Pete Davies does himself a dis-service. We "ran" past the dumps and around the perimeter to the bipole antenae and in again every lunch. Great fun in whiteout (not). I do remember running the perimeter...one of those bright ideas on a Saturday night along with "lets manhaul to mobster tomorrow"...."lets go investigate that loud cracking sound (Gin Bottle)....". You know I wonder whether modern FIDS ever get to watch 'The Last Tram' et al...somehow I doubt it........
[1 March 2006]
[but see
comments by Pat Lurcock and Phil Anderson and article by Mike Durrant .. Ed.]

Pete Davies again:

I dont remember 'The Last Tram', but I did enjoy the 'Shell History Of Motor Racing', and if I remember rightly there was a short called 'Moving Waves' about surfers around the world. One of the funniest (Can't remember the name) had to be the one that took place in a lab with a white coated gent stoking his pipe while his assistant tiptoed silently behind him!
[16 September 2006]

Visits to Halley-2 and Halley-3 by Keith Yearby

Synchronome Master Clocks

The story of Washing Up Bay

A Trip to the Old-Old Base by Mick "Mix" Dixon; Pictures

Hovercraft by Mick "Mix" Dixon

Parachute by Pete Davies

BAS Micro by James Broadway

Glossary, 1984-85 contributed by Mick "Mix" Dixon

Halley 1984-87 team: 2008 Mini-reunion

Links

Summer 1983-84

LawrenceS.J.(Stuart)Captain, Bransfield
SpencerD.E.(David)Wardroom Steward
+SwithinbankC.W.M.(Charles)Visitor by air


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