Literary Places

Robert Falcon Scott

‘Above this tablet hangs the sledge flag

carried in his first expedition by

Captain Robert Falcon Scott R.N.  C.V.Q.

of Outlands, Devonport.

Leader of the National Ant-Arctic Expeditions

of 1900-4, 1910-13.

Who with four companions perished from hunger

and cold after reaching the South Pole in 1912

and is here commemorated as being not the least

illustrious of those men of Devon who brought fame

to their country and rendered service to the world

Their Name Liveth For Evermore


This flag was presented by his Mother

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The memorial is situated at the western end of Exeter Cathedral, in the south aisle.


– The Polar Museum: Scott Polar Research Institute

– The diaries of Robert Falcon Scott have provided an essential resource for subsequent writers and played a major role in shaping images of polar exploration. They are available to view online at the British Library.