‘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 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.