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03 December 2017

Memorial Point, Lemaire Island


The Trust is delighted that the UK Antarctic Place Names Committee has named a headland on Lemaire Island for further UK personnel who died in Antarctica.
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Posted by: JulianParen

Google Earth Lemaire Island

 

On 3 October 2017, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee approved the following name for British use.

 Memorial Point:  64°48'45”S, 63°01'40”W

Point at the western end of Lemaire Island, Gerlache Strait.  Named to commemorate all those British personnel who died whilst working in Antarctica and who have not been commemorated individually.

APC map 

 

Lemaire Island is often passed by cruise ships that have visited Port Lockroy by the Neumayer Channel and are returning by a different route. 


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