City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Robert Falcon Scott
Captain Royal Navy
From Scott's Diary
Erected by Officers of the Fleet.
Location. 51° 30.413′ N, 0° 7.917′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Waterloo Place just south of Pall Mall, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1Y 5ER, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) (within shouting distance of this marker); William Ewart Gladstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Ho Chi Minh (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Turkish Gun (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); For His Majesty's Pleasure (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Pelicans of St Jame's Park Duck Island Cottage (approx. half a kilometer away); Benjamin Franklin (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Robert Falcon Scott (Wikipedia). "Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913). On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and discovered the Polar (Antarctic) Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. On the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, four weeks after Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott's party discovered plant fossils, proving Antarctica was once forested and joined to other continents. A planned meeting with supporting dog teams from the base camp failed, despite Scott's written instructions, and at a distance of 150 miles from their base camp and 11 miles from the next depot, Scott and his companions perished." (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
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