British Army Remembrance Day

Published on 11.11.2011 - The Scott Amundsen Centenary Race

This memorial date helps the two teams to remind all of us that they are doing this adventure for the benefit of the Royal British Legion.

Despite the loss of one man who has decided to abandon the trek on the second day of the adventure, the Amundsen team seems to progress a little faster than the Scott team who is marching towards the Beardmore Glacier. On 9 November, they were doing 9.23 nm vs 7.4 nm for the other team.

The next day, Amundsen duo was progressing 10.5 nm vs 8.1 nm for the other guys.

And of course none of the two teams forgot the famous 11 November memory date : "... November 11th, we remember our fallen members of the armed forces, who gave their lives in service of their country. It also serves as the best reminder of why six men from the British Army last month embarked on a journey to the South Pole, not just to recreate the spirit of adventure that made the nations of Great Britain and Norway great a century ago, but to raise money for the Royal British Legion, now celebrating its 90th anniversary, and its symbol, the poppy:

“The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance worn during the weeks leading to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.”

 

 

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