Cruiser - First Commission
15 April 1935 - August 1937 (arrived Portsmouth 29 July 1937)
The whole of the First Commission is recorded in a book called"Grippo" - The Voyage of Ajax 1935~37 A Record of the First Commission of H.M.S. Ajax, April 1935 - August 1937, on the Mediterranean and America and West Indies Stations.
Grippo was a shibboteth (password) of the Ajax and refers to getting a free meal or similar ashore.