This site is for veterans who served in any of the ships carrying the HMS Ajax name or fought at the Battle of the River Plate (HMS Ajax, Exeter and Achilles) and relatives and friends of any crew members. It is also intended to be a repository of archive material relating to the various Ajax to allow those interested in history, or trying to glean more information about those who served upon these ships, to further research.
"Nec Quisquam Nisi Ajax"
HMS AJAX ASSOCIATION
HMS Ajax in action D Day
www.hmsajaxatcrete.com.au is a website developed by one of our members and covers Ajax's time in The Mediterranean, particularly The Battle for Crete in May 1941.
The HMS Ajax & River Plate Veteran's Association has a close relationship with the HMS Exeter River Plate Veterans and Families Association and should you wish to contact the Secretary, Liz Broughton, please complete the Contact Us form
Donations and other payments to the Association can be made via the "DONATE" button found at the bottom of the Joining Page
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ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES NEW BADGE
The Association has designed a new badge incorporating both the Cruiser pentagonal badge and the Frigate round badge intended for general use.
The Chairman Nigel Masters said, "the new badge reflects the continued close association between the cruiser and frigate members whilst still retaining the identities of the two great ships"
Association items with this badge are available - visit the Merchandise Page for more details.
ASSOCIATION SETS UP SHOP
Limited items promoting HMS Ajax and the Association will be available in the on-line shop here
The facility is being developed and if there should be any items not there please contact us
Back copies available HERE
2018 Reunion and Memorial service - Plymouth 5th to 8th October
report can be found here
Details of planned 2019 events can be found here
NMA 4th June
Chatham 4th - 7th October
South America 1st - 19th December
ASSOCIATION RECRUITS A CENTENARIAN MEMBER
The latest member to join the Association is Albert Edward Robb who is looking forward to his 101th birthday in September.
Albert served in HMS Ajax 19/03/1940 to 22/11/1941 as a Petty Officer (ordnance artificer.
Welcome aboard Albert
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM - 2019
Service of Remembrance for 80th Anniversary of Battle of the River Plate and 75th Anniversary Normandy Campaign.
On Tuesday 4th June 2019 over 40 members and guests gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum. REPORT & PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE FOUND HERE