Halley Bay - 1988


Notable events/features of the year

  • PACE radar (later known as SHARE) installed.


BatemanA.P.(Adrian 'Aids')Met, Physicist
BurgessG.N.(Graham)AIS DM
ClarkB.W.(Barry)Communications Mgr
CruseD.J.(Dave / DaveC / Cruzzie)AIS Engineer
DannJ.P.(John)GA, Tractors
FreshwaterR.A.(Ray)Met. Physicist
GoodwinG.(Graham 'Mick')Builder
LeonardJ.M.(Mark)Electronics Engineer
ModiC.K.(Chetan)VLF Physicist
SalterS.R.(Simon)AIS Engineer
+SquiresJ.A.C.(James)Met, Physicist
+TownsendD.J.(Dave "Dave T")Diesel mechanic
+ Deceased


Base photo:
Halley Bay base photo, 1988
D Townsend - J Owen - S Dove - J Squires
G Goodwin - P Clarke - R Freshwater - J Adlard - A Bateman - M Barber - D Figg - C Modi - D Cruse - G Burgess - B Clark
B Newman - M Leonard - J Dann - S Salter
Picture supplied by Tony Jackson

PACE radar & Halley IV
PACE radar & Halley IV
Photo by Mike Pinnock
Mike says: "I think I took this photo when the German helicopters took me for a flight at Halley in January 1988 (year we set up PACE)"

Pictures by Mark Leonard.

Another picture of the PACE radar. (Originally on the JHUAPL Superdarn website.)

Other information, anecdotes etc.

Phil Clarke writes:
Spent 88/89 as base electrician cum ice excavator!! Spent 91 as BC on Halley V during the rebuild. If the wife would let me i'd go back..... Maybe.. [26 November 2002]
Dave Cruse:
The mid-winter streak was already an established tradition in our day. I don't know the origins but it was kept on other bases as well. There was a tale about some lads at Sanae getting frostbite because they went in the full monty i.e. without mucklucks. [20 April 2003]
See also contributions by Graham Chambers, Mike Pinnock and Mick Roscoe.
Martin Barber:
Hello folks. Yeh, I wasn't supposed to winter at Halley, but the ingoing chef wouldn't stay, so I agreed to do my first winter at Halley, then my second at Faraday where I was supposed to be going. I have wintered at Halley one year, Faraday one year, and Signy two years and summered at Rothera, which was the last year the dogs were there, so I've been very lucky. [20 Nov 2010]

James Squires 1964 - 2002 (Obituary)

Dave Townsend (Obituary)


Summer 1987-88

LawrenceS.J.(Stuart)Captain, Bransfield

23 Dec 2018
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