BAS celebrates the Coronation
9 May, 2023 Rothera, RRS Sir David Attenborough
This weekend, BAS staff in Antarctica and on board RRS Sir David Attenborough celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III.
On the RRS Sir David Attenborough
RRS Sir David Attenborough spent the Coronation weekend in the Falkland Islands, its last port call before the ship does the three-and-a-half week journey North to the UK. The ship was dressed for the occasion with flags streaming over the heli- and aft-deck. The chefs prepared a Coronation brunch and a Royal Buffet in the afternoon. Some of the crew and passengers streamed the Coronation in the ship’s Lounge.
At Rothera Research Station
In Rothera, the team got up at 3am to watch the Coronation live – Rothera is four hours behind the UK. After the Coronation some of the team headed out for a day of skiing and snowboarding.