The Trust's Tudor Morgan has been awarded the Polar Medal in the 2013 New Years Honours List in recognition of his eighteen year career in the Antarctic.
Tudor, who now works as a Project Consultant for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, says it was his boyhood dream to work in the Antarctic and that being awarded the Polar Medal is “a great honour and the icing on the cake”. The medal, which is conferred upon those who have undergone the rigours and hazards imposed by the Polar environment and who have made conspicuous contributions to furthering knowledge of the regions, will be presented to Tudor at Buckingham Palace in the summer.
Tudor's career started with the British Antarctic Survey in 1994 spending two and a half years continuously at Rothera Research station as a Field Assistant which included two winters, the second of which was as Winter Base Commander. He then worked as Field Operations Manager coordinating the complex logistical operations into the interior of the continent.
Tudor came to the Trust in 2009 to put in place standard operating procedures for the Peninsula operation as well as improve the merchendising operation. His biggest task for the Trust was to conceive and project manage the re-construction of the Nissen hut designing it to provide insulated accommodation for the staff. Since then he has run the operation for both Port Lockroy and the Peninsula before handing over to Anna Malaos in 2012. Tudor is currently on his way to work at Detaille Island with Anna and Michael Powell.