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Trust’s success for new Antarctic Place Names

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Dick Harbour, one of the Trustees of the British Antarctic Monument Trust, and a member of the HMS Protector Association spearheaded the drive to get recognition of Michael Lane and Reg Hodge through the naming of features in the Antarctic. The application received support from Vice Admiral Sir Barry Wilson.

The features named after Leading Seaman Reginald Hodge and Able Seaman Michael Lane lie in the Protector Heights near the Loubet Coast.

 

Protector Heights

 

The Loubert Coast area of Graham Land.  Hodge Ridge is the northerly of the two ridge features.

Hodge Ridge: 66o9’S, 66o49’W : Ridge south-east of Protector Heights, Loubet Coast. Named after Leading Seaman Reginald W. Hodge, crew of HMS Protector, who died in an accident onboard the vessel on 6 December 1963, during a cruise along the Scotia Ridge which was carrying out a seismic survey in conjunction with the British Antarctic Survey.

Lane Ridge:66o30’S, 53’W : Ridge south-east of Protector Heights, Loubet Coast. Named after Able Seaman Michael B. Lane, crew of HMS Protector, who died in an accident onboard the vessel on 6 December 1963, during a cruise along the Scotia Ridge which was carrying out a seismic survey in conjunction with the British Antarctic Survey.

The British Antarctic Territory Gazeteer may be searched through a map interface here and shows the location of the named Antarctic features.

 http://add.antarctica.ac.uk/public/batgaz#

The Hodge family has been told of the news and his sister Doreen Carman has responded:"Thank you so much for that, it is gratifying to know that Reg, although not with us is never forgotten."

The Trust has been unable to contact the family of Michael Lane.

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