Deception Island is actually a volcano and the "safe harbour" inside the island is the crater of the volcano. 30 years ago, the volcano erupted, destroying the British base on the island. This plane is part of the ruins of that base. Sir Rod Ledingham, seated in the plane, was one of the British team which returned to the island to survey the damage. This was his first return vist, 30 years later, and he was thrilled to see so many things he remembered.