Having been at Halley for getting on five months, I suppose I'd better introduce the rest of the team and explain what they do. I would have done this earlier, but getting everyone together for a group photo was much like hearding cats.
From the left, we are:
Me (Met); Andy (Generator Mechanic); Alex (Data Manager); Tom (UAV Meteorologist/Engineer); Pete (Base Commander); Neil (Atmospheric Chemist);
[Back] Sune (Field Assistant); Ant (Chef); Mat(Vehicle Mechanic); Brian (Plumber); Mark (Sparky); Tamsin (Met); James (Chippy); Chris (Radar Engineer)
[Front] Richard (Doc); Dean (Coms Manager); Jules (Piggott Engineer); Kirsty (Met)
Phew. As you can see, there's about a 50/50 mix of science and support staff. In the past there has apparantly been some clique-iness, but that's not the case this year as we all get along well. The only time division between the departments becomes evident is at the Monday night pubquiz, where teams "Met", "Piggott", "Tech Support" (the trades) and "Life Support" (Chef, Doctor, Field Assisant (holiday planner) and Coms (Internet provider!)) do serious battle. It's a close run thing, with each team having a different specialist in their ranks. Brian's football knowledge in unsurpassed, my music is pretty good and Dean's "general crap I read on the internet" is bottomless. This always makes for a fun evening and we look forwards to playing Pete's local once the coms are sorted.