"I am sure that everyone present will join me in expressing our sincere
appreciation of all the efforts you and your committee have put into
organising this reunion.
I have not wintered but, from the beginning, been responsible for
overseeing the provision of all the supplies and other aspects of the
logistics of the whole IGYE operation and have made three trips there.
I am delighted to see at the reunion a number of faces to remind me of
those long Atlantic voyages of the 1950s - Two from the advance party
David Dalgliesh, the leader and David Limbert the Met man. Nine from the
main party and one from TAE with whom we shared Magga Dan in 1956/1957 and
a couple from the first FIDS team to whom we handed over the first Halley
Bay station in January 1959 when we brought the IGY people home."