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FIDS - "Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey" was the original name for what became the "British Antarctic Survey" (BAS). Members of FIDS referred to themselves as "Fids" and the name stuck. It is usually taken as meaning someone who has travelled to Antarctica and worked on a FIDS or BAS ship or base. Some purists maintain that it should only apply to those who have wintered on such a base - no distinction is drawn here and all are welcome.

OEA's - "Old Antarctic Explorers" the name by which expeditioners who go to Antarctica from the USA call themselves. Originally with the Navy, more recently with the NOAA. As with FIDS, the purest form are those who have overwintered.

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Once wedded to Nature there is no divorce - separate her you may and hide yourself amongst the flesh-pots of London, but the wild will keep calling and calling forever in your ears. You cannot escape the "little voices". - Frank Wild

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Trying to find...
To use this option, fill in the registration form, but include your own name and email as a contact, requests kept online approx. 2 years.

British Antarctic Oral History Project, trying to find people who were south in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's and women who went south later and who are not current members of BAS Club. Interviews typically take around two hours at your home or wherever is convenient. We also do interviews at reunions. If you are having your own reunion or would like to consider being interviewed or just want more information on the project (we are always after volunteers!), please e-mail details such as where you were based (ship or station), your job and years plus anything else you think is relevant. This project is not confined to FIDS/BAS personnel. It is jointly run with BAS, the UKAHT, BAS Club and SPRI with UKAHT being the major funder. Many thanks, Amanda Lynnes, Project coordinator, UKAHT

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