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Falkland Islands - Port San Carlos
Port San Carlos Settlement(PSC) was used to base the Chinook helicopters after the Falklands War and was originally a tented camp.
I was attached from CRE Works FI (CREWFI) to a Field Troop of 51 Field Squadron Royal Engineers to assist with the installation of the electricity for a Portacabin camp (200 man) to house the tented camp personnel.
Image: Port San Carlos(PSC)
From the new road looking to the North
The low ground near the road in the centre was where the tented camp was
The top of the hill in the centre was where the Portacabin camp was built.The large green building on the hill is a Packaway and was used to house the two 112Kw Lister generators(AC),a second Packaway was used as a cookhouse,this has since been added to the rear of the generator Packaway to double the shed size.The generators are now no longer there.
After the War when the generators became operational in January 1983 power was supplied to the Settlement as well as the camp,the only power that was there originally was for lighting only and consisted of a diesel driven Dynamo(DC) charging batteries during the day.
As the Locals had puchased a whole range of electrical items that required AC power when the camp had served its time the military sold one of the Lister generating sets and the Packaways/Portacabins to the Settlement.
The Settlement Manager's house at the time of and just after the War
The Generator Packaway,notice the large louvres either side of the main roller door,these were the air intakes as the Lister generators were air cooled.
Air cooled generators were chosen as the source and reliability of water supply could not be guaranteed.
The Packaway on the hill.
The flat ground just beyond the trees on the right centre is where the Chinooks landed.
Looking down into Port San Carlos from the new road,from where the photograph is taken just to the right is a rock field from where on a Sunday afternoon(we had Sunday morning off each week!!!)we collected rocks to supply the crusher to create aggregate for our concrete.
This is now Port San Carlos Lodge and is a B&B/Hotel.
During our stay it was the Accomodation of the Hierachy of the Field TP,51 Field Squadron RE,it was where our cookhouse was located during the camp build.
It has been extended to the right with extra single storey accomodation.
We had erected 4 Portacabins to accomodate 30 personnel on the actual camp site and we used a 6KW Lister lighting tower generator to power them.
1 Portacabin was a Bar(Engineers always set up a Bar as a priority!!!)and 2 were accomodation,the last was the Site Office,each Portacabin had 1 X 2Kw heater and if they were all on together the little generator would struggle but it never let us down.
This is looking upriver along the San Carlos River to the East,the Eastern edge of Port San Carlos can just be seen at the centre right of the photograph.
Looking to the West and San Carlos Water with the Falkland Sound in the background.
The land in the background is West Falklands.
Views from my travels and work around the World
Falkland Islands-Port Stanley
Around Port Stanley,views and wrecks.
The sunsets in this part of the world can be dramatic
Falkland Islands-Snow at MPA
Snow at MPA
Falkland Islands-Anti-Whaling Display
Anti Whaling Display
Falkland Islands-Airbridge South
Sunrise and Clouds at the Equator/Ascension Island,747,Tristar,DC10s,767,Antonov 124 on the pan,Moon at Ascension./Falklands,Typhoon,Islander.
Upland Goose,Black Throated Finch,Striated Caracara,Turkey Vulture,Magellanic Oystercatcher,White-chinned Petrel,Two Banded Plover,Falkland Thrush,Greater Kelp Goose,Sanderling,Imperial Shag,Long Tailed Meadowlark,Flightless Steamer Duck
Falkland Islands-Surf Bay
Surf Bay on the North side of the road to Stanley Airport
Falkland Islands - Comet McNaught C/2006 P1
Night pictures of Comet McNaught over the Falklands
Falkland Islands - Magellanic Penguins
Pictures of Magellanic Penguins at Gypsy Cove near Port Stanley
Falkland Islands - Northern Gentoo Penguins
Northern Gentoo Penguins at Bertha's Beach on East Falklands
Falkland Islands-King Penguin
A King Penguin on Cape Pembroke to the East of Port Stanley
Falkland horses are semi-wild as they are allowed to roam free for much of the year.
Falkland Islands - Blue Beach Cemetery,San Carlos.
Pictures of the Cemetery at San Carlos in memory of the British dead of the Falklands Campaign
Falkland Islands - Memorial to the fallen of 59 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers.
A small memorial to 3 of the fallen of 59 Ind Cdo Sqn RE on the road to Darwin/Goose Green
Falkland Islands - RE Memorial
Memorial to the fallen of the Royal Engineers on Sapper Hill above Port Stanley
Falkland Islands - Fitzroy Memorials
The Memorials to the Welsh Guards and others who lost their lives at Bluff Cove during the 1982 conflict
Falkland Islands - Argentine Cemetery near Darwin.
This Cemetery was constucted after discussions with the Argentine Government to allow a final resting place for their dead from the 1982 conflict
Falkland Islands - Port San Carlos
Port San Carlos was used by the RAF as the base for " Chindet", the Chinook helicopters, after the Falklands War to stop them being caught on the ground at Port Stanley in any reprisal attack by the Argentines
Mount Pleasant Airport Power Station - Ruston 8RKC Diesel Engine Stripdown
A Ruston 8RKC Diesel engine in pieces
Egypt - Sunsets at El Gorah in the Sinai Desert
Pictures of the Sinai
El Gorah in the Sinai Desert - Egypt - Fitting a rewound Alternator to an EMD engine
The fitting of a rewound alternator to an EMD engine at the Powerplant El Gorah
Humber Bridge area of Hessle Foreshore
Views to the South from the North bank of the Humber just below the Bridge
Spitfire at Brocklesby,Lincolnshire
A two seat version of the famous Spitfire in an aerial display
Work with a model in a small studio
A pair of Old Cars
A Triumph Mayflower and a Wolsley 12/48
Some Owls on display at a Country Fair
Off Road Landrovers
Various Landrovers on an off road circuit
Motorcycle jumping obstacles and wheelies
Sheep "Herding" & Duck "Herding"!!!?
A Display of Dog Control using Sheep and Ducks
A cavalcade of different tractors
The Sheep Show
A Display of different varieties of Sheep
A demonstration of Ferret Racing
Wood Carving using Chain Saws & Grinders
A Display of the Art of Wood Carving using Power Tools
Swans with Cygnets on a lake
Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix
Pictures of my transport in the Falklands.
Other Mitsubishi Delicas
Other Mitsubishi Delicas around
A couple of items,a pic and a caricarture of me.
MDOCUK Wales Meet May 2009
Meeting of Delica Owners at Treheli in Wales May 2009
Classic Car Show at Burton Constable Hall
Show held by the East Yorks Thorobred Car Club at Burton Constable Hall in East Yorkshire June 2009
Bikes at Burton Constable
Motorcycles at the East Yorks Thorobred Car Show held at Burton Constable Hall in East Yorkshire June 2009
Mitsi in the Falklands
Mitsi appearing with some of the local landmarks
Some of the Monster Trucks at Fort Paull on 270909
MDOCUK at Hollingworth Lake 101009
Northern meet of Delicas
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Big Cat Photo Day at the Foundation in Kent
Falkland Islands - Whale Point
Penguins and Seals at Whale Point
The Big Meet at Red Lion Gloucester.
Meet of the Delica Cubs at the Red Lion Pub Gloucester.
The Big Meet 2
The Big Meet for all Delicas at the RED Lion Gloucester 23-25 April 2010
My Mitsi UK
Pictures of my UK L300
New Year's Day Raft Race Port Stanley
Photos from the Annual raft race held in Port Stanley Harbour on New Year's Day
My Latest Buy
Off roading on Salisbury Plain
New Forest Crew Cake Meet.
Southern most Suspension Bridge
Bodie Creek Bridge in the Falklands.
DCNW Wirral Meet 23/24 Feb 13
Lakeland 900 Meet
Delica Meet in Great Langdale
Finally got the one I wanted
My Harley and me.
Delica Meet Wales June 2016
Pics from the Meet
Adventure Overland Show 2016
Show for Equipment for Expeditions and Travel
My Suzuki runaround
My Suzuki Inazuma 250
MDOCUK Northern Meet 07-10th April 2017
Delica Club Meet
Awning fixing L300
Delica meet in South Wales 2018
AO Meet SEPT 2018
MDOCUK Meet at the Adventure Overland Show at Stratford Race Course 21-23 September 2018
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