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Posted on Friday 27th April

Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the achievements of British Service personnel who recreated the ffamous Scott-Amundsen race to the South Pole earlier this year.

The teams covered 900 miles of snow and ice in 70 days as they raced across Antarctica to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the polar contest between Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen, whilst raising money for the Royal British Legion.

Prince William, patron of the expedition, honoured those involved with a speech at the reception, during which he congratulated the teams on their extraordinary achievement:

'I find it hugely poignant that the participants in the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race are all British servicemen. All but one of the original members of Scott's team were serving sailors or soldiers too.

That today's Armed Forces can produce individuals to emulate the extraordinary feats of their forebears is something we should take great heart from.'

Further Reading

Scott of the Antarctic

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Scott of the Antarctic

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. During the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion,… Read more...


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