University of Lincoln historian, Dr Stephen Haddelsey, has been invited to address the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions in Westminster Hall today (12th March 2019), as part of the celebrations to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the launch of Operation Tabarin, a top secret British expedition to the Antarctic during the World War II.
Stephen said: ‘I’m delighted to have been asked to address MPs. Although Operation Tabarin was a military expedition launched during wartime, it marked the beginning of Britain’s permanent presence in the Antarctic. The work done between 1944 and 1946 established Britain as a major player in scientific research in the Polar Regions – a role still fulfilled by the British Antarctic Survey, Tabarin’s successor.”

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