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Polar medal for New Zealander

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 23/04/2016
Meteorologist Agnieszka Fryckowska former Base Commander, at Halley VI base station in Antarctica smiles as she holds her Polar Medal at Buckingham Palac © SWNS.com/REX/Shutterstock Meteorologist Agnieszka Fryckowska former Base Commander, at Halley VI base station in Antarctica smiles as she holds her Polar Medal at Buckingham Palac

Kiwi Agnieszka Fryckowska has been awarded the Polar Medal by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

She received the medal for her work in Antarctica for the British Antarctic Survey, which she joined in 2004.

Meteorologist and Antarctic station leader Agnieszka Fryckowska receives the Polar Medal from the Duke of Cambridge at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. © Jonathan Brady/PA WIRE/Press Association Meteorologist and Antarctic station leader Agnieszka Fryckowska receives the Polar Medal from the Duke of Cambridge at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

The UK-based New Zealander started as a meteorologist and was winter station leader at Halley V station in 2007.

She is now training to be a pilot.

The list of previous recipients includes Sir Ernest Shackleton and New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary.

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