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Capt Scott's anniversary marked

The grandchildren of Polar explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott are marking the 100th anniversary of his death by getting the public to write a letter to friends inspiring them to do something worthwhile, just like Scott did with his own son.

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Inspire someone with words: Letter campaign marks exporer's death

The grandchildren of polar explorer Robert Scott, Falcon Scott (left) and Dafila Scott, at the London Wetland Centre Credit: PA/Wire

The grandchildren of Polar explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott have marked the 100th anniversary of his death by launching an appeal which aims to inspire future generations.

As he lay dying in his tent, stranded without supplies in minus 70C temperatures on March 29 1912, Captain Scott wrote to his wife Kathleen encouraging her to have their son take an interest in nature.

The "Scott 100 letters" campaign intends to mirror the success of that letter by encouragint members of the public to write to someone with inspiring words.

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