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©Copyright W. Townsend - picture taken 1963
The first electrical generator that was sent to Signy was a petrol model, unfortunately diesel fuel was sent down to run it on (or it may have been the other way round, I read it in an old base report and neglected to make notes). Fortunately though the act was eventually got together and over the years electricity went from an occasional requirement for some equipment to a 24/7/365 reliable energy source.
Pictures on the wall are of mechanics that BAS was requested to recruit in the future - not sure how successful the campaign was though.
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|This picture is one of a collection assembled in
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.
weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
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