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What does RA stand for?

RA stands for Roald Amundsen (1st explorer to reach the South Pole)

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1912: British explorer Captain Scott reached the South Pole - only to find the Norwegian Roald Amundsen had arrived a month earlier.
He'd led an expedition hoping to be first to the South Pole, but was pipped at the post by his Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen.
1911: Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, became the first man to reach the South Pole - 35 days ahead of Captain Scott.
The pencil sketches record the devastating moment in 1912 the explorer and his team realised their Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen had beaten them to the South Pole.
name did he give to Mistress Ford and ANSWERS: 1 The thwarts; 2 The Merry Wives of Windsor; 3 Guinevere; 4 Edgbaston; 5 The process of soap-making; 6 U Thant; 7 Arthur Quiller-Couch (Q); 8 Rockferry; 9 Spain; 10 Roald Amundsen.
Cpt Robert Falcon Scott departed from Cardiff on his mission to become the first man to reach the South Pole, but was beaten by five weeks by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen.
Scott completed the journey to the South Pole in January, 1912, only to find Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten him there.