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.
Deception Island 1962 - David Bridgen
John Biscoe and Admiralty Bay - 1950 - Mike Leader
John Biscoe 1963-64 - Paul Ellery
Halley V construction 1989-90 - David Maxwell
Halley - Antarctic Ash
Hope Bay, View Point 1960's