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.

Antarctic Mountains
Halley 2016
Stonington Base
Stonington 1970
Looking across Borge Bay (RRS Shackleton at mooring)
Signy 1966

The Weather in Antarctica Today

Bird Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Forecast
Bird Island / South Georgia
Rothera Point, Antarctica Forecast
Halley, Antarctica Forecast

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