Horseshoe, Base Y, is situated on Horseshoe Island in Marguerite Bay (67°48'S, 67°18'W). The scientific base was established in March 1955 and closed in August 1960. Research carried out here included topographic survey, geology and meteorology.
Part of our work in bringing Antarctic heritage to life is either running exclusive events for our members, providing access to other interesting events or simply keeping you up to date on the most exciting Antarctic events taking place.
Find out where Port Lockroy is in Antarctica and where the other historic sites are in relation to it.
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As a Friend of Antarctica you will be supporting the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust’s important work, caring for and conserving historic buildings and artefacts in Antarctica.
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During the Second World War the British Government mounted a secret mission, code-named Operation Tabarin, to establish a permanent presence in Antarctica.
The Heroic Era is considered to start in 1895, when a resolution passed at the Sixth International Geographical Congress advocated the exploration of Antarctica.
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As out team are conserving Horseshoe we will be updating diary entries from Base Y from 1955 through to 2017
We exist to preserve, enhance and promote British Antarctic heritage to engage, inform and inspire a global audience.
UKAHT operate a grants programme, giving money to organisations with an interest in sharing the stories of British endeavour in Antarctica.
Many brave men took part in Operation Tabarin during the Second World War, with a range of skills and experience. Please see below for a list of those who were Expedition Members, on which bases at what time:
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