This shield does not match any of the accepted types, therefore it should be avoided. The overall appearance is soft, the letters 'E' and 'J' as well as the '9' don't match known originals and the back plate is also bad. Note that the top prong has been broken off and clumsily re glued back on. All not good.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Hi Ned ,
Thank you very much for your fine analysis.
Ned covered it.