If you pay tax to the HMRC then you can increase the amount the Association receives by completing a Gift Aid Form & returning it to the Archivist

To mark the 75th Anniversary The HMS Ajax & River Plate Veterans Association and the HMS Exeter & River Plate Veterans Association have planned three events for the year.

A report and photographs of the Dedication and Unveiling of The Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on 12th April 2014 can be found here

An account of The HMS Ajax & River Plate Veterans Association's visit to Ajax, Ontario in June can be found here

On Saturday 13th December 2014 an Anniversary Luncheon will be held at The Royal Beach Hotel in Portsmouth. Full details and luncheon and hotel booking forms can be found here

Another way you can help the Association raise the funds for the Memorial on-going costs is to register with HMS Ajax & River Plate Veterans Association at www.easyfundraising.org.uk The Association will then receive a small donation from your purchases at selected on-line companies.

2014 will see the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate. As part of the commemorations, the Association has commissioned, installed and unveiled a fitting memorial to that Battle, those who lost their lives there and the three allied ships that fought there (HMS Ajax, Exeter and Achilles) together with those who lost their lives during the war. The memorial is pride of place in the Naval section of the National Memorial Arboretum as a lasting tribute.

A fund raising exercise raised the necessary funds to cover the substaintial costs although there will be ongoing costs and our Anniversary luncheon in Portsmouth will incur further costs so any additional donations will be gratefully received online through the "Donate" button below either using PayPal or all major debit or credit cards.
Thank you.


Saturday 12th April 2014 11.30am - Dedication ceremony of new memorial at NMA Full details will appear shortly

10 - 17 June 2014 - Official visit to the Town of Ajax, Ontario, Canada

13th December 2014 - Luncheon, Portsmouth