HMS Ajax & River Plate Veterans Association

 

FAQ 39

What is the significance of the flag (pennant) with the red cross on white seen covering the memorial prior to its unveiling and depicted on Commodore Harwood’s bench?

 

Admirals and Commodores have distinguishing flags which they fly at the masthead of the ships they are in. The flag shown covering the memorial prior to its unveiling and on his bench is Commodore Harwood’s Broad Pennant which was flown by HMS Ajax, his Flag Ship at the time of the Battle.

 

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