Halley Bay - 1999


Notable events/features of the year

  • First visit by the RRS Ernest Shackleton


FoxJ.W.(Jim)WBC, Electronics Engineer
DoughtyM.(Mark 'MADO') Chef
O'RourkeK.I.(Kevin)Electronics Engineer
PaleyM.T.(Matt)Research Physicist
PicklesM.J.R.(Matt)Tractor Mechanic
PrasadS.(Simon)VLF Scientist
RyanM.S.(Mark)Communications Mgr
WhitrenD.J.(David)Diesel mechanic
WilsonG.S.(Gary)Steel Erector
WoodroffeA.M.(Adrian)Electronics engineer


Base Photo
Halley Bay base photo, 1999
Back row: Paul Cousens, Simon Prasad, Adrian Woodroffe, Andy Cope, Kevin O'Rourke
Middle row: Mark Doughty, Matt Pickles, Matt Paley, Ian Marriott, Gary Wilson, Jonathan Paddle
Front row: Alex Gaffikin, Mark Ryan, Karen Shorey, Jim Fox, Dave Whitren
Photograph by Jonathan Paddle .

Base Photo (2)
Halley Bay base photo (2), 1999
Back: Kevin O'Rourke, Mark Doughty, Gary Wilson, Karen Shorey, Mark Ryan, Alex Gaffikin, Adrian Woodroffe, Dave Whitren, Jim Fox, Simon Prasad, Matt Pickles
Front: Andy Cope, Matt Paley, Ian Marriot, Paul Cousens, Jon Paddle
Photograph provided by Kevin O'Rourke.

More pictures by Kevin O'Rourke

Aurora over Halley
Aurora over HalleyPicture by ???

Solar halo above Halley
Solar halo above Halley
Photo by Mark Ryan
22° sun halo, with sun pillar, sun streak, Lowitz arcs and Parry arc at the top of the halo, all caused by diamond dust in the air.

A bath in the melt tank by Jim Fox

Andy & Alex at the 2014 Antarctic Club dinner

Oral History Recording

Alex Gaffikin

Other information, anecdotes etc.

Mark Doughty says:
It was cold ,flat ,white ,you could see three things ,the ground ,the horizon and the sky ,so why do I still think it's the most beautiful place on the planet? [15 July 2002]

Halley V model


Summer 1998-99

BakerT.A.(Terry)Communications Contractor
CapperL.M.(Linda)HQ Communications
+FarmerP.(Paul)Field Assistant
LawrenceS.J.(Stuart)Captain, Bransfield
RogersW.R.(Bill)Facilities Engineer
SharpP.R.(Paul 'Sharpy')Electrician
SmithA.J.(Andy)HQ Physicist
+ Deceased

19 Nov 2021
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