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Radio room interior - 1974
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright - NERC - BAS, photograph - Thorpe, P.E.

The big type-writer thing is a teletext machine which would sometimes start to clatter away in the middle of the night when you were on night-watch causing much excitement. It was invariably some report of a ship being in trouble somewhere thousands of miles away that you could do nothing about anyway. For many communications purposes Signy like other Antarctic bases was classed in the same way as a ship at sea.

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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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