HMS Ajax & River Plate Veterans Association

 

FAQ 33

How many honours and awards were bestowed on the British Side?

 

Command and Staff:

Knight Commander of the Bath (KCB) and promotion to Rear Admiral to Commodore Harwood.

 

HMS AJAX:

Companion of the Bath (CB) to Captain Woodhouse.

2 Distinguished Service Orders (DSO)

6 Distinguished Service Cross’ (DSC)

14 Distinguished Service Medals (DSM)

1 British Empire Medal (BEM)

14 Mentions in Despatches

 

HMS ACHILLES:

Companion of the Bath (CB) to Captain Parry

2 Distinguished Service Orders (DSO)

4 Distinguished Service Cross’ (DSC)

1 Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)

14 Distinguished Service Medals (DSM)

24 Mentions in Despatches

     

HMS EXETER:

Companion of the Bath (CB) to Captain Bell

2 Distinguished Service Orders (DSO)

7 Distinguished Service Cross’ (DSC)

1 Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)

17 Distinguished Service Medals (DSM)

18 Mentions in Despatches

 

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