Topic: U.S. Antarctic Open Days at Harewood 1960 and 2008

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U.S. Operation Deep Freeze Antarctic Open Days at Harewood 1960 and 2008

Over the years there have been many open days at the Operation Deep Freeze base at Harewood Airport. Although I did not get to all of these I did attend the first one on Sunday 16th October 1960 when I was seven years old, and the last one on Sunday 28th September 2008 which was titled the "ICE Capades".

Originally Operation Deep Freeze was positioned on a tarmac and grassed area to the left of the airport terminal buildings along Perimeter Road at the top end of Orchard Road as seen in the 1960 photos. The Deep Freeze Base is still in this area, but the storage and  aircraft apron areas are now to the right of the Christchurch terminal facilities and are bordered by Wairakei and Orchards Roads.

 Most of the black and white photos were taken by Gordon Shields and the colour photos were taken by David O'Malley. Whilst researching this topic I found some great resources on Military Memorabilia websites that have enabled me to add substantially to the narrative.

 

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