I must say that a Halley site is a splendid idea.
Anecdotes of Halley ..now that could be a problem ..There's not enough
bandwidth on the Internet. Some of the funniest stories included how we got
Some nicknames I'm sure can still cause embarrassment with wives and
For instance, why was Ken Lax called rent a cockerel ? How ever did Barry
Gardiner end up with the nickname Roger , and one of the most embarrassing,
how did Mike Pinnock end up with the name Tiger ?
I think the rapport on this site over the coming months could be very
entertaining! [12 May 2002]
Followed the year at Halley with an unplanned Winter at Belgrano. [15 November 2001]
I'm the Stanley beastie man now, so I get a regular visit to the Falklands - if anyone wants to drop in,
there's always tea on in the ionosonde hut if I'm there.. [21 April 2009]
Ken Lax reports the death of Michael Houlcroft:
Michael Houlcroft was our tractor mechanic in 1977 and we were all saddened to learn of his death.
He died peacefully in hospital in May 2019, but we only found out about this in July 2020.
Bunny was popular on base. He had a great sense of humour and contributed much to the general welfare
and morale on the base. [19 June 2020]