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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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St Pauls to mark centenary of Scott's Antarctic expedition

Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his team to the Antarctic, January 1912 Credit: AP Photo/Cambridge University, HO

One hundred years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott wrote his last diary entry, St Pauls Cathedral will host a service to commemorate the centenary of the British Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition 1910 to 1913.

The service will pay tribute to the courage of Scott and his men and celebrate the scientific legacy of the expedition. Sir David Attenborough is set to read an extract from the final diary entry of Captain Scott, and Foreign Secretary William Hague and Princess Anne are due to attend.

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