Welcome to all Fids and Old Antarcticans
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.
The Weather in Antarctica Today
Bird Island / South Georgia