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©Copyright P. Hobbs - picture taken 1962 / 1963
In later years from the 1960's on (ish) there was a base cook amongst the compliment whose job it was to deal with all catering and associated matters. prior to this with less personnel on base a specific cook was not needed and so the job was organized by rota.
When there was a cook on base he would have Sunday's off with the other base personnel taking the duty for that day on a rota basis. I remember my first turn in the summer spending a daunting day preparing food for 25 people. As it only happened about once every 3 months though, you just needed the one set of dishes for lunch and dinner if you weren't very adventurous - or competent as a cook. My first attempt at fried rice was skewed towards the stodgy as I recall.
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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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