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2021 Stamp Set: Final Voyage of the RRS James Clark Ross

    In March 2021 the RRS James Clark Ross arrived in Harwich having completed its final season with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The ship’s five-and-a-half-month mission was to deliver scientific and operational staff to Antarctica, and to resupply the UK stations in Antarctica for another year. In 1991 the RRS James Clark Ross…

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2021 Stamp Set: 30th Anniversary of the Environmental Protocol

The British Antarctic Government are happy to present our new stamp set to celebrate the signing of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Environmental Protocol). This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Environmental Protocol, which provides a comprehensive framework for the protection of the Antarctic environment. This unique…

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2021 Stamp Set: Blue Belt Programme

  The Government of the British Antarctic Territory is pleased to release a set of four stamps in celebration of the Blue Belt Programme. These stamps highlight some of the key elements of the Blue Belt Programme around the British Antarctic Territory. The UK Overseas Territories (OTs) are home to globally significant biodiversity. The UK…

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Consultation: Amateur Radio Licensing

Consultation: Draft Communications (Wireless Telegraphy) Ordinance 2021 and draft Communications (Wireless Telegraphy) (Issuance of Amateur Radio Licences) Regulations 2021 This consultation closed on 10 November 2021. We are very grateful for all comments received, and we will provide a further update in due course.

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This #PolarPride I would like to put out a huge personal thank you to @JFRumble @FCDOGovUK and the teams at @GovBAT & @GovSGSSI for pushing the creation of #PolarPrideDay and encouraging others around the world to join in!
Happy #PolarPride2021

That's a wrap on the @FCDOGovUK #PolarPride #TAKEOVER 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

BUT it's not too late to show your #Pride! 🌈

Tell us your favourite tweet of the day and carry on sharing how you are celebrating #PolarPride! 🥳🐧

#Antarctica #Arctic #SGSSI #LGBTQSTEMDay #TransAwarenessWeek

Ariane is thankful for all the individuals who have used their Polar platform both publicly and privately to celebrate and support all of our LGBTQ+ colleagues
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@FCDOGovUK #PolarPride #TAKEOVER

#Antarctica #Arctic #SGSSI

Lisa is inspired by how far #Diversity and #Inclusivity has come in Polar science and in paving the way for a better future for the Polar Regions💖

She is celebrating with a couple of familiar Polar pals 🏳️‍🌈🐧🐻‍❄️

@FCDOGovUK #PolarPride #TAKEOVER

#Antarctica #Arctic #SGSSI

Bryony is inspired by the scientists, researchers, Indigenous People and diplomats who are working to protect the Polar Regions and ensure a more inclusive future for all #DiversityinPolarScience 🏳️‍🌈❄️

@FCDOGovUK #PolarPride #TAKEOVER

#Antarctica #Arctic #SGSSI

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