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
Details of 2020 events can be found HERE
Reunion 2020 Portland Heights Portland - first weekend in October CANCELLED
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
VISITS TO TOWN OF AJAX ONTARIO
If any Association Member is considering visiting Ajax and would like to have some assistance with planning sightseeing trips then contact Associate Member and Ajax Resident Debbie Steer by copying this email email@example.com
Service only available to Members
NEW MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Following the death of our Membership Secretary Judi Collis a new Membership Secretary was appointed at the AGM.
Paul Parker's details can be found on the Joining Page.
RÉSUMÉ OF ASSOCIATION VISIT TO CHILE, URUGUAY & ARGENTINA
CAN BE FOUND HERE
MEMBER BASIL TROTT CELEBRATES HIS 100th BIRTHDAY
Basil Trott, HMS Exeter River Plate veteran celebrated his 100th birthday on 22nd December and is seen here receiving an inscribed silver salver from Malcolm Collis.
Tie with New Association Badge Available from Awards - see HERE
The Mayor of Ajax's 65th Anniversary Gala Dinner due to be held in June together with the planned Street Dedications for those members with named streets attending has been also cancelled
The most helpful person when organising the trip to Chile was Professor Armando Cartes from Concepcion. He has produced web articles about the 1939 earthquake and the part HMS Ajax & Exeter played and can be found here
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