British Antarctic Territory
"50th Anniversay of the Operation Tabarin"
Issue date: 19th March 1994
The British Government established its first stations in the Antarctic as part of the wartime expedition known as Operation Tabarin in 1944. Its aims were to deter access to anchorages by enemy ships and to strengthen Britain’s claim to the Falkland Islands Dependencies. This also provided an opportunity to undertake scientific research. Bases were erected at Deception Point, Port Lockroy and Hope Bay.