Captain Scott was one of the great Naval heroes of the 20th century; with this in mind I am delighted to support the Expedition and their campaign to raise public awareness, not only of the achievements of Scott and his team, but also of his continuing legacy and relevance in the modern era.
Sir Jonathon Band GCB
Friday 23rd March was Scott Memorial Day in Plymouth. A hundred years ago, Captain Scott lay dying in his tent, writing his famous last letters and diary entries. They have moved generations ever since.
The National Memorial Statue to Captain Scott and the Pole Party is at Mount Wise in Plymouth and so many local dignatories, the Royal Navy, descendants of the five Pole families and other Terra Nova families along with many members of the public met at the memorial for a service at 11 am. The service was led by HRH the Princess Royal.
The ISCE was represented by its Trustees and by many participants and volunteers who have been helping our work in the Plymouth area. Many were presented to Her Royal Highness at a reception following the service.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, lays a wreath at the Scott Memorial, Plymouth
MP for Plymouth Devonport and ISCE Trustee, Oliver Colvile, greets HRH Princess Royal
Henry Evans, ISCE/Telegraph winner, being introduced to HRH Princess Royal by ISCE Ice Leader, Antony Jinman
Photographs Courtesy of the University of Plymouth