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The Base in 2003
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

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Almost unrecognizable when compared to earlier base pictures, perhaps the green is a little less stark against the background, but I can't help feeling that the industrial estate design doesn't have the soul of earlier incarnations of the base.

The fact that it is now a summer-only base and that no-one winters there means that there's probably no-one who thinks of it as "their base" after a visit as generations of wintering FIDS have done previously.

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.

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